NABOKV-L post 0014654, Tue, 16 Jan 2007 21:40:33 -0800

Re: FW: Frost & Shade

I was initially puzzled by Carolyn's comments ( I was reminded of Shade's
notations to himself within the poem, which are then echoed in Kinbote's
publishing notes to the printer...), but from what she explained off-line I
understood she meant JS's and CK's marginal commentaries addressed to a
publisher or scribbled in rejected index-cards .... Jansy

Dear Jansy,

The "notes for further use" are Shade's* not Frost's and are in the poem,
not in Kinbote's collection of rejects. My point is simply that, as this is
late in the poem, Shade and Kinbote are starting to merge and this inability
to distinguish what should be kept from public view is one of the many
characteristics that they share.


* lines 939-940: Man¹s life as commentary to abstruse
Unfinished poem. Note for
further use.

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