NABOKV-L post 0017839, Sat, 7 Mar 2009 13:02:30 -0800

is Shade dead?

On Mar 7, 2009, at 7:19 AM, jansymello wrote: since John Shade is
dead ( is he indeed, Carolyn?) - who comprises Kinbote's OUR?
She also wrote: Query: As it happens when we write about
"alternatives" (only two can be cited), using "either" in a sentence
is equally limiting? No threesomes?

Dear Jansy,

Did I say that? I think I said, and certainly meant to say, that
Shade, like Hodge, is definitely NOT SHOT and that he does live on,
fly on as Kinbote. The question of "alternatives" could be a confusion
for the word alternates (or alters) meaning alternate personalities -
- is this what you meant?

What's an OUR?


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