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[Collection of two photocopies of Esquire's (Dec. 1939) publication of the English translation of "The potato elf," with autograph annotations by Vladimir Nabokov].

Title
[Collection of two photocopies of Esquire's (Dec. 1939) publication of the English translation of "The potato elf," with autograph annotations by Vladimir Nabokov].
Author
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977.
Publication
[New York? : Esquire, 1939]

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[26] leaves : ill.; 36 cm. +
Alternative Title
Potato elf
Note
  • Translated by Sergei Bertensson and Irene Kosinska.
  • Russian title transliterated as Kartofel'n'y Elf.
  • Each page photocopied partially twice, in order to cover width of magazine page.
  • One copy with heavily emended first page of text and numerous crossings-out thereafter; the other annotated with date, translators' names, an "x" in the top margin of each page, and bearing the critical comment across top of first page: "An inept translation full of mistakes and omissions."
  • With green folder the contents of which are described by Dmitri Nabokov in blue pen on folder front and on white label affixed to folder front, and with galley-length tan envelope inscribed in pencil on front by Dmitri Nabokov with title and parenthetical statement "poor translation in Esquire Dec. 1939."
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Call Number
Berg Coll+ Nabokov P68 1939
OCLC
798575095
Author
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977.
Title
[Collection of two photocopies of Esquire's (Dec. 1939) publication of the English translation of "The potato elf," with autograph annotations by Vladimir Nabokov].
Imprint
[New York? : Esquire, 1939]
Access
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Bertensson, Sergei, 1885-1962. Translator
Kosinska, Irene. Translator
Nabokov, Dmitri. Annotator
Nabokov, Dmitri. Former owner
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977. Annotator
Other Title
Potato elf
Research Call Number
Berg Coll+ Nabokov P68 1939
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