January 27th, 2011 / 12:27 pm
Power Quote

2006 Updike interview re: Nabokov (and other things)

Lila Azam Zanganeh: I read that you weren’t a great fan of Ada.

John Updike: I thought the book was [coughs]—sorry I think I may be losing my voice.

Lila Azam Zanganeh: No problem.

at Guernica

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  1. Roof


  2. Ryan Call

      oops, changed. thanks.

  3. Andrewworthington

      The interview is pretty boring, but that is a good excerpt.

  4. Anonymous

      shit, my bad. thanks ryan.

  5. Ryan Call

      no worries!

  6. deadgod

      the preening

      A sharp call on what one might love or hate in Nabokov generally – on what puts the there there.

      or Ardor would be an excellent subtitle for the Nabokov shelf.