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Author Beam, Alex, author.

Title The feud : Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the end of a beautiful friendship / Alex Beam.

Publication Info. New York : Pantheon Books, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    818 Nabokov,V BEA    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xv, 201 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "In 1940 Edmund Wilson was the undisputed big dog of American letters. Vladimir Nabokov was a near-penniless Russian exile seeking asylum in the States. Wilson became a mentor to Nabokov, introducing him to every editor of note, assigning reviews for The New Republic, engineering a Guggenheim. Their intimate friendship blossomed over a shared interest in all things Russian, ruffled a bit by political disagreements. But then came Lolita, and suddenly Nabokov was the big (and very rich) dog. Finally the feud erupted in full when Nabokov published his hugely footnoted and virtually unreadable literal translation of Pushkin's famously untranslatable verse novel Eugene Onegin. Wilson attacked his friend's translation with hammer and tong in the New York Review of Books. Nabokov counterattacked in the same publication. Back and forth the increasingly aggressive letters volleyed until their friendship was reduced to ashes by the narcissism of small differences"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 -- Friends and associates.
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972 -- Friends and associates.
Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972 -- Criticism and interpretation.
ISBN 9781101870228 (hardback)
1101870222 (hardback)

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