Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0001281, Tue, 10 Sep 1996 10:13:10 -0700

Re: Call for proposals re: VN & Music (fwd)
EDITOR'S NOTE. Roy Johnson <Roy@mantex.demon.co.uk>, who sends the
comment below, is the author of a study of Nabokov's short stories that
ran serially on NABOKV-L throughout late 1994 to 1995. The installments,
one per story, are available in the NABOKV-L Archive.
>From: Sandy Klein <taxi@flinet.com>
>I doubt very much VN stated he "disliked" music as he encouraged his
>son Dmitri to study music. Just where did you get the below information
>VN "disliked" music?
>Sandy Klein

Sorry to be rather imprecise [short on time at the moment] but I
seem to recall its being in the interviews recorded in STRONG OPINIONS.

It's probably a [typical] VN exaggeration.

Don is quite right - there are "Bachmann" and "Musick" - although
interestingly, neither story actually deals with music as a *subject*.

Roy Johnson