NABOKV-L post 0010748, Thu, 9 Dec 2004 09:17:09 -0800

Fw: the Belladona thing

----- Original Message -----
From: Jansy Berndt de Souza Mello
To: don barton johnson
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2004 2:52 AM
Subject: the Belladona thing

Hi, Don

After I mailed you the "Colleen, my Colline" belladona association, I was worried in case you or Boyd had already pointed it out.
I had the pencil markings in my ADA since I first read it and yet, I never wrote a line about it. It could have been simply because someone had mentioned it at the List and made my notation superfluous but I forgot this again.

It would be worth adding your own advice: VN calls the reader´s attention to something particular when he writes usinga " -" to encircle an observation. There are "-" there, too.
I love to follow all the notes on Ada, TT or other VN books while they appear in action in a discussion at the List. Their text by itself ( as Boyd´s appears in The Nabokovian, or Apple´s in "Lolita") after a first read I leave them as I abandon a dictionary - it is always close at hand but almost forgotten. Your comments are usually more complex links in a full article with a structured presentation, wonderful and instigating but even more complicated to check for a single term!

If the link with Belladona is "original", please post it!