NABOKV-L post 0017865, Mon, 9 Mar 2009 07:50:43 -0700

Vseslav & Szeftel

On Mar 9, 2009, at 6:18 AM, Nabokv-L Matt Roth wrote: Shade's muse
is a versipel (werewolf) and Kinbote's middle name is Vseslav (which
can only be a reference to the legendary werewolf of that name, as
explained in "The Vseslav Epos," by Jakobson and Szeftel).

Dear Matt,

This is the first I hear of this discovery and it's wonderful!
Szeftel, as you may know, has been identified as the model for
Professor Pnin (Galya Diment, Pniniad, Nabokov and Marc Szeftel).


p.s. I feel my slavic education must have been sadly lacking - - I
don't recall ever hearing about the Vseslav Epos before.

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