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Re: [NABOKV-L] Nabokov and L. Trilling
9/3/2014 6:55 AM

I have always found Trilling's article deplorable: a paradigm case of psychoanalytically corrupted misunderstanding of, and debasement of, the concept of "love".
I didn't find the sound quality of the Nabokov-Trilling conversation prohibitive. It was all too audible. I was deeply disappointed by Nabokov's succumbing to Trilling's flattery and colluding with his psychobabble. The would-be fierce opponent of the "Viennese quack" was seduced without a murmur of protest. 
I imagine Brian Boyd will understand what I am talking about, if nobody else does.
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