From Kevrob@21:1/5 to All on Thu Apr 1 20:31:12 2021
THE NEW YORKER rejected a poem about Kal-El in 1942.
Hat-tip to David Langford's SF newsletter, ANSIBLE:
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) [BA/PDF]