NABOKV-L post 0018728, Sun, 1 Nov 2009 17:36:58 -0800

Re: Frost/Shade Query

Date: Thursday, 29 October, 2009, 8:05 PM:

I understand Robert Frost was intended to be the model for John
Francis Shade in Pale Fire, but I don't know why people have come to
that conclusion. Any ideas? Thanks, Fran Assa

Dear Fran Assa,

There was an article on this subject in the Times Literary Supplement
of July 1, 2005. The author is Abraham Socher. More I cannot say.

Carolyn Kunin

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