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The World of Nabokov's Stories (review)

From: Nabokov Studies
Volume 6, 2000/2001
pp. 207-209 | 10.1353/nab.2011.0014

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Reviewed by
Maxim D. Shrayer. The World of Nabokov's Stories. Literary Modernism Series ( Thomas F. Stanley, Editor). Austin: University of Texas Press, 1999. 396 pp. ISBN 0292777337.
Galya Diment
University of Washington


1. I could forever argue, for example, that the existence of Chekhov, Babel, or Mansfield should make it virtually impossible to suggest, as Shrayer does, that "a superb writer of short stories is likely to become a great novelist ... while a fine novelist is not necessarily equipped to write short stories" [4].