Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0015582, Sun, 14 Oct 2007 11:25:26 -0300

Re: THOUGHTS: Browning and ADA
John Rea, a knight in white armours brings up the theme of contagious smiles thru Browning lines. I couldn't get the link with Ada, though I was reminded of VN's "Spring in Fialta" and generous Nina.
JR wrote: " Those who notice aspects of a "conspiracy theory"amongst certain devotees of the late princess, and recall the Browninglike lines in Ada, may also note Browning's: She had a heart too soon made glad....and liked whate'er she looked on...."

The shadowy Blanche moving with candles, dusting the globe and finding lost slippers in Ardis suggests another kind of conspiracy. Wouldn't her appareances and interferences serve to indicate specific hidden ancestral lines on who might be the true princess of a tale?

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