NABOKV-L post 0017915, Thu, 12 Mar 2009 21:53:27 -0700

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Who is Elsie?
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On March 12, 2009, at as:39 pm, SKB wrote: an awful low of nonsense
about Louise Carroll; "Dat 'impossible' TH sound" ; and "MY dear Mrs C."

But I forgive you. Now I will answer this question (posed to moi,
n'est-ce pas?) which for some incomprehensible reason was aksed fwice-
fwice:
Why is Kinbote relating so many facts that would be obvious to
Sybil, with the occasional, natural interjections such as "As you'll
remember," or "I'm sure you'll confirm." ... Why is Kinbote
relating so many facts that would be obvious to Sybil, WITHOUT the
occasional, natural interjections such as "As you'll remember," or
"I'm sure you'll confirm."

I'm beginning to worry about my suitor's sanity-anity. The answer is
simple. Kinbote is writing a preface to Pale Fire, but Shade's
transformation into Kinbote, as Jekyll's into Hyde, leaves a bit of
Shade in Kin. This is an intrusion (an igneous intrusion geologically
speaking - - remember - - was it Eric Blore? or am I confusing well?)

I had better retire, it must be past my bedtime.

Carolyn



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