NABOKV-L post 0020997, Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:57:16 -0500

Dead and living authors
Perhaps enact was a clumsy word, but it was just extending the metaphor of the death of the author.

Regarding subverting Nabokov's intentions and how even Nabokov cannot stop multiple readings of
this text, I would say this is a positive thing. It is just that it occurs most explicitly within Pale Fire. It's
perfectly fine to try and unlock the puzzles within the text in the way in which the author intended,
but individual readership is arguably greater because there's no such thing as a great book without

Simon Rowberry

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