Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0001264, Thu, 5 Sep 1996 16:52:45 -0700

query: mediocrity
EDITOR'S NOTE: David Stroud <pomo@voicenet.com> presents the following
query. AS I vaguely recall the quote is rather garbled but recognizable.

I recently heard a question posed by Nabokov. It went something like
this: Is mediocrity the compliment to genius... This is all I remember.
Can you complete this passage for me and direct me to its source. Also,
could you relate to me its context and what he was really asking. Thank
you in advance.

David Stroud