The Nabokov-Wilson Letters: Correspondence Between Vladimir Nabokov and Edmund Wilson 1940-1971. Edited by Simon Karlinksy. Edited, annotated and with an introductory essay by Simon Karlinsky. NY: Harper & Row, 1979. 346 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket in a protective jacket cover. Near fine/near fine. First edition.
A quarter-century of intimate and intellectual correspondence between Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) and writer/critic Edmund Wilson (1895-1972), prior to their bitter feud over Nabokov's English translation of Alexander Pushkin’s “Eugene Onegin”, which Wilson criticized severely. Most of the 258 letters were from the summer of 1940 to the spring of 1958, plus a few additional letters exchanged between 1958 and 1971. 1 copy available.