Nabokov og Niven

Vladimir Nabokov og Larry Niven er ikke umiddelbart forfattere, som jeg ville anbringe i samme kasse. Men de havde dog fælles interesser: Supermans sexliv.

Et hidtil upubliceret digt af Nabokov er dukket op – og udgivet i The TLS. Det er den russiske poet, der skriver om sin søns helt, Superman.

when I caress her with my super-eyes,
her lungs and liver are too plainly seen.

Det er de færreste, der har behandlet Supermans lyster litterært, men Larry Niven kastede sig dog også over emnet i “Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex

Consider the driving urge between a man and a woman, the monomaniacal urge to achieve greater and greater penetration. Remember also that we are dealing with kryptonian muscles.

Superman would literally crush LL’s body in his arms, while simultaneously ripping her open from crotch to sternum, gutting her like a trout.

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