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THE FEUD

Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the End of a Beautiful Friendship

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prof_yura
Dec. 24th, 2016 02:53 pm (UTC)
"Verlaine shot Rimbaud. Tolstoy challenged Turgenev to a duel. Hemingway considered Fitzgerald a whiner, and Coleridge belittled Wordsworth as “no poet.” But no literary feud has been quite as literary, or as graceless, as the one that erupted in 1965 between Edmund Wilson and Vladimir Nabokov. The critic and the novelist went from calling each other “Bunny” and “Volodya” to calling each other “repellent” (Bunny on Volodya) and “Philistine” (Volodya on Bunny)."

The Literary World’s Most Famous Frenemies
America’s greatest novelist and its greatest critic fell out over a translation of Pushkin. Dominic Green reviews “The Feud: Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the End of a Beautiful Friendship” by Alex Beam.
By Dominic Green
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-literary-worlds-most-famous-frenemies-1481917631
otkaznik
Dec. 24th, 2016 02:58 pm (UTC)
Я был знаком с Алексом в Москве и здесь встречался несколько раз. Мне любопытно, что он написал в этот раз. Книжка лежит передо мной и я на нее посматриваю с некоторым сомнением. Поглядим...
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