NABOKV-L post 0012019, Tue, 8 Nov 2005 15:29:42 -0800

Fwd: Re: ODD Thought for today
Dear Don,

Strictly speaking, the anniversary of the Bolshevik coup d'etat was
yesterday, November 7 (October 25 by the Old Style). It is true that,
without this tragic event, and the whole series of disasters that followed,
some of us (me, for example) may have not even existed; but I doubt that,
had it not had occurred, this would influence VN's bibliography in any way.
Perhaps just some of his novels would have been set in Siberia, not Germany.


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From: "Donald B. Johnson" <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 9:57 PM
Subject: ODD Thought for today

> Today is the 88th anniversary of the Russian revolution without which no
> Nabokov novels and perhaps no Russian ones either. Grounds for an
> VN biography?

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