NABOKV-L post 0014532, Fri, 29 Dec 2006 09:08:52 -0800

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wishful thought on problem of perspective in PF
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How amazing that every reader seems to look from a particular perspective.
Jansy

Dear Jansy,

There is definitely a problem here worth solving or resolving. In his
lecture on Jekyll & Hyde, VN provides his students and readers with a
diagram of Dr Jekyll's house, without which I would have only the vaguest
idea of the geometry of the place. I have taken VN's interpretation on
faith, since the original is complex on the subject and I am not good at
visualizing.*

It would be lovely if some one who is good at visualizing would try to map
out New Wye, the Shade house in that landscape and the house itself. Then a
similar map of the Zemblan palace would be helpful ... wishful thinking?

Carolyn


* I am not entirely sure that my faith is warranted since I am beginning to
doubt VN's identification of G. Samsa as a beetle of any sort (I think he
may have been a large louse, or a flea - - just started thinking about this
so please don't all rush at me at once).

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