Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0027186, Sat, 1 Oct 2016 12:59:28 +0000

[SIGHTING] Galya Diment Times Literary Suplement August 2016
Nabokov and epilepsy
by Galya Diment August 3 2016
Evidence that Vladimir Nabokov suffered from a mild form of the condition


"...if Nabokov himself indeed suffered from epilepsy, the prospect of people constantly comparing him to the author of The Brothers Karamazov, as the other famous Russian writer who was epileptic, would have absolutely horrified him. For Vladimir Nabokov there was, after all, no worse fate than being forever coupled with Fyodor Dostoevsky, except, perhaps, being forever linked with Sigmund Freud . . . . In Nabokov's estimation, such eternal companionships had to be reserved only for those whom 'Hell shall never parole'."

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