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

wishful thought on problem of perspective in PF

How amazing that every reader seems to look from a particular perspective.

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

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?


* 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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