Nabokov's Superman Poem

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Apr 1, 2021, 11:31:13 PM4/1/21
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THE NEW YORKER rejected a poem about Kal-El in 1942.

Hat-tip to David Langford's SF newsletter, ANSIBLE:

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Vladimir Nabokov made a posthumous TLS [Times Literary Supplement ]
appearance with a not terribly good poem – firmly rejected by The New Yorker in 1942 – in which Superman bewails the potential difficulties and dangers of his love life with a mere human, thus anticipating Larry Niven’s
essay “Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex” by 27 years. (Guardian, 4 March)
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https://news.ansible.uk/a405.html

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/superman-returns-poem-vladimir-nabokov-andrei-babikov/ OR

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:tkV06BtEvecJ:https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/superman-returns-poem-vladimir-nabokov-andrei-babikov/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-b-1-d OR

https://tinyurl.com/Nabokov-Superman

Issue referred to in the verse is:

https://www.comics.org/issue/2165/cover/4/ SUPERMAN 16

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