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From: Richard Horton 
Subject: Re: (urth) Nabokov: Pale Fire + Wolfelike Authors
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2003 19:51:19 -0500

On Wed, 16 Apr 2003 17:20:23 -0400, you wrote:

>> Are there any other Nabokov books you would recommend for Wolfe fans
>> (or just for me)?
>I'll second the recommendations for _Lolita_, which is a fine book.
>My personal favorite Nabokov novel, however, is _Pnin_.  It is not the
>tour de force that _Pale Fire_ is, but has its own trickiness.
>I've probably suggested it on the list before, but I think most Wolfe
>fans would also greatly enjoy Robert Irwin's _The Arabian Nightmare_.

My favorite Nabokov books are _Pnin_ and _Pale Fire_, order depending
on mood.

_Ada_ is another outstanding book, though, and SF (if of a decidedly
odd nature).  (His early Russian novel _King, Queen, Knave_ is also
SF.)  _Invitation to the Beheading_, _Bend Sinister_, _The Real Life
of Sebastian Knight_, and _The Defense_ are also all excellent.  Of
his Russian novels (which include _The Defense_ and _Invitation to the
Beheading_) _The Gift_ seems most highly regarded, but I haven't read
it yet.

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