Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0001172, Tue, 2 Jul 1996 16:38:43 -0700

Re: Swinburne Query (fwd)
From: Alexander Dolinin <dolinin@facstaff.wisc.edu>

In Chapter 4 of THE GIFT the discussion of vulgar literary tastes
of Nikolai Chernyshevskii includes a reference to Swinburne's poetry:
His [Chernyshevsky's] tastes were eminently solid. <...> He was
impressed by Swinburne (which is not at all strange, come to think of it).
-- No, it is not strange at all.
Alexander Dolinin