Who are the great American writers Nabokov most admired?

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From a 1966 interview between Vladimir Nabokov and Alfred Appel, Jr., originally published in Wisconsin Studies in Contemporary Literature and reprinted in Strong Opinions. 

3 thoughts on “Who are the great American writers Nabokov most admired?”

  1. Glad to see he loved Hawthorne.

    Hawthorne, like Melville and Poe, are two of the greatest 19th century American masters.

    “The Birthmark,” “Young Goodman Brown,” and The Scarlet Letter are all pivotal pieces of great literature

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