NABOKV-L post 0024845, Thu, 28 Nov 2013 11:42:46 -0800

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Thanks to A. Bouazza and to Jansy Mello who both win prizes. Now what shall it be? Confits (a la Alice)? Don't have any. I do have a lovely copy of the April 2000 issue of The Atlantic Monthly with "Nabokov's Butterflies; A treasury of previously unpublished writings on the passion of a lifetime. by Vladimir Nabokov" for one and I'm sure I can find something else for the other. I will contact you both off List to arrange it.

Dali and Rockwell twins - who'd a thunk it? VN!

Carolyn


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From: A. Bouazza <mushtary@YAHOO.COM>
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“Dali is really Norman Rockwell’s twin brother kidnapped by gypsies in babyhood.” In Pnin.
 
A. Bouazza
 
From:Vladimir Nabokov Forum [mailto:NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU] On Behalf Of Carolyn Kunin
Sent: donderdag 28 november 2013 19:05
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Subject: [NABOKV-L] Sighting & Quiz
 
To the List,
 
I'm sure I'm the only subscriber to the List who also subscribes to "The Weekly Standard," so I'm sure none of you will have read the review by Peter Tonguette (seriously) of the new biography of Norman Rockwell by Deborah Solomon. Other reviews have zeroed in on her "outing" of Rockwell as a longtime sufferer of mental illness, which mercifully doesn't even get a mention in this review.
 
What does get mentioned is the "heretofore unrecognized," according to Deborah Solomon, "connection between Norman Rockwell and Vladimir Nabokov". Since the two never met, what is the connection? There are two: NR misremembered the name of his dog ("we called her Lolito - Lolita" he told Edward R Murrow, though none of his family remember such a dog); and two -- well that's the quiz question.
 
What is the other connection between VN & NR?
 
Carolyn
 
p.s. Haven't thought of a prize yet - but I think I can think of something if someone does come up with the correct answer. It goes without saying that readers of "The Weekly Standard" are not allowed to play.
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