Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0001140, Fri, 31 May 1996 07:57:42 -0700

Re: Millhauser's _Mullhouse_ (fwd)
EDITOR'S NOTE. Millhauser's _Mullhouse_ is indeed a fine novel that would,
I think, appeal to many Nabokovians.

On Thu, 30 May 1996, Robert Devereaux wrote:

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> > "With that twist in mind it's fair to surmise that 'Mullhouse' was
> > written with at least a sidelong glance at Nabokov's 'Pale Fire';
> > it's a parody of a parody. But of the two, Millhauser's is easily
> > the better book--subtler, creepier, more clever and perverse, funnier,
> > and line for line more beautifully written."
> Actually, for those who've not read *Mullhouse* it is indeed a beautiful
> novel, one of my very favorites. I lose patience with much of the rest
> of Millhauser's work, but he was spot on in this little gem.
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