Leona Toker


Hebrew University, Jerusalem

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Cycnos | Volume 10 n°1

“Who was becoming seasick? Cincinnatus”: Some Aspects of Nabokov’s treatment of the Communist Regime

“In her letters to her brother from post-war Czechoslovakia, Elena Sikorski (née Nabokov) referred to the plight of the White emigrants as that of Cincinnatus.1 This was also a hint at the nausea, the independently-minded people’s disgust with the communist rule. In his answers Nabokov took care not to provide the regime with anything that could be used against his sister. He displayed a similar caution concerning the people who were in the USSR.2 In the United States Nabokov boycotted Soviet representatives and spoke out against i...”

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