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

Alex Beam

eBook - 2016

The Feud is the deliciously ironic (and sad) tale of how two literary giants destroyed their friendship in a fit of mutual pique and egomania.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 him book reviews for The New Republic, engineering a Guggenheim Fellowship. Their intimate friendship blossomed over a shared interest in all things Russian, ruffled a bit by political disagreements. But then came the worldwide best-selling novel Lolita, and the tables were turned. Suddenly Nabokov was the big (and very rich) dog. The feud finally erupted in full whe...n 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...

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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English
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Alex Beam
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File Size4 GB
ISBN9781101870235
Release Date12/6/2016
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ASINB01CWZGA8G
Release Date12/6/2016
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File Size4 GB
ISBN9781101870235
Release Date12/6/2016