caroljane Posted January 19, 2012 Share Posted January 19, 2012 I have a fondness for Vladimir, although I have only read a couple of his books and he is one of those "always mean to reread" authors for me. I like him only because one of his books was on my future husband's bookshelf when I first met him, and that impressed me enough to ...be impressed enough to..be impressed. You get the idea. It turned out that he had never read the book (it was left there by a previous tenant) but so what. Also on his bookshelf was Reginald Hill, whom he had read and who is a lot more entertaining.My thoughts of Nabokov are prompted by Lolita being on TV just now (she looks so much like Reese Witherspoon!), and I am wondering if Ayn Rand ever commented on him - like her he was a Russian novelist who wrote in English, though I believe he learned his English as a child. I've never read any comments she made on any novelists she was contemporaneous with, come to think of it, except Mickey Spillane of course. Did she just ignore them all? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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