NABOKV-L post 0012007, Mon, 7 Nov 2005 08:34:45 -0800

Fwd: p.s re relationship query
p.s. I am sure this is not peculiar to Russian literature. The whole period
of Transcendentalism lent itself to such things. The obvious example is
"Little Women" which is based on the author's family & she of course appears
as the heroine, Jo. Hawthorne also wrote about his experiences at a utopian
communal farm. Wouldn't all "autobiographical fiction" fit your description?

But I suspect what you are looking for is something more "occult" in the
sense of hidden. I am now reading a fascinating book on Dante ("Dante, Eros
& Kabbalah") which has an interesting theory about literature that is
intentionally deceptive. Should be of interest to Nabokofans.


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