NABOKOV, VLADIMIR. 1899-1977, & VERA NABOKOV.
4 Typed Letters Signed and 1 Holiday Card Signed ("Vera Nabokov" and "V. and V. Nabokov" in Vera's hand ), including 1 with Nabokov's butterfly insignia, 4 pp, 8vo and 4to, Montreaux, Switzerland, 1967-1972, to Peter Kemeny, w/ 3 original transmittal envelopes, some wrinkling and creasing, tears to blank margins of one letter.
Vera writes to Kemeny, Vladimir's one time editor at McGraw-Hill, about Kemeny's planned visits to Europe, news of family, thanking him for letters, etc. On March 3, 1972, she writes, "VN is deep, deep in his new book, to be titled TRANSPARENT THINGS." In the same letter she registers her and Vladimir's opinions of Updike's Rabbit: VN always finds a million of [sic] things that he loves in Updike's books. To be quite frank, I was not enthusiastic."
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