Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0001440, Sat, 16 Nov 1996 08:37:29 -0800

Re: introducing Nabokov to teenagers (fwd)
From: Tod Hartman <tgh112@psu.edu>

I read Bend Sinister when I was 15 and appreciated its cleverness. However,
I got the incorrect impression that all of his books were as overtly
political as that one, and for a while tended to associate VN with Kafka.
It wasn't until reading Lolita on a re-recommendaiton two years later that a
strong enthusiasm for VN developed. Lolita seems to be the most accessible
of the books (at least for American readers), and probably the best
introduction to VN.

Tod Hartman.