Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0001325, Wed, 18 Sep 1996 13:03:08 -0700

Re: (Fwd) Schiff's Defense (fwd)
From: Alexander Justice <jahvah@empirenet.com>

>"Waterworld," which is
>projected to turn a profit even in theatrical release (after
>overseas ticket sales are tallied), earned more at the box office
>because of the relentlessly bad press it received than it would
>have had it opened to little fanfare and suffered from

Mr. Frick's comment here should be read in light of the fact that the
studio which made _Waterworld_ was bought by Seagram's from Sony before
the picture released, with much of the cost of the film falling on Sony,
so that the studio could hardly fail to turn a profit.

As for the Nabokov/Freud issue, I arrived at Nabokov's opinion over a
decade before my introduction to him, largely through the interesting and
thought-provoking, if flawed, book THE MYTH OF MENTAL ILLNESS by Thomas
Szasz (yet another underrated Hungarian contribution to civilization).

Alexander Justice * jahvah@empirenet.com * Gowers, California, USA

"INTERMISSION is used in U.S. for what we call an _interval_ (in a musical
or dramatic performance). Under the influence of _love of the long word_
it is beginning to infiltrate here and should be repelled; our own word
does very well."
--H.W. Fowler