In reply to Jay & Steve,
     Yeah, there is such a survey that would rounds up a good deal of  the mortality, madness, and malignancy in VN's work. Nina Allen. Madness, Death and Disease in the Fiction of VN. Birmingham Slavonic Monoographs #23, 1994. It even offers a chart summarizing the category statistics.
     The booklet is very weak.
Don Johnson

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