NABOKV-L post 0025346, Sat, 26 Apr 2014 15:06:54 -0700

Re: EDITORIAL: Nabokovian Short Story Book Club?
Reminds me - was listening to the radio in the car and KPPC's "Book Worm" - really Michael Silverblat - had a guest who had written a collection of short stories, one of them a response to "Signs and Symbols." Not my cuppa, so it went right out of my mind, but thanks to the web, here it is:

Lorrie Moore: Bark

THU APR 24, 2014
* Michael Silverblatt
Produced by:
* Connie Alvarez,  * Alan Howard,  * Jane Parshall
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Lorrie Moore's darkly humorous collection of stories, Bark (Knopf), follows men and women trapped by the absurdities of their everyday lives. Going through divorce or balancing care for others with their own desires, they express yearning but experience little satisfaction. Moore says she begins with feeling and people and then forages for language. Sometimes this means shadowing the work of others, as she shadows, in two stories, Vladimir Nabokov and Henry James. We discuss the permissibility of quoting prior authors when writers can't count on their readers having read the great books. She views these stories as referential echoes: conversations in the form of something new.
Read an excerpt from Bark.


From: "NABOKV-L, English" <nabokv-l@HOLYCROSS.EDU>
Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2014 9:52 AM
Subject: [NABOKV-L] EDITORIAL: Nabokovian Short Story Book Club?

Dear List,

I thought it might be useful and interesting to read and comment together on one of Nabokov's lesser-known short stories (that is, not "Signs and Symbols" or "Vane Sisters").  Please send suggestions re: titles (and, if you like, your reason for suggesting that story) to me or to the List for consideration.

:) SES


Susan Elizabeth Sweeney
Co-Editor, NABOKV-L

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