NABOKV-L post 0011870, Wed, 14 Sep 2005 10:50:03 -0700

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deconstruction of a closet pedophile (or 2) from 2 NabokoviansEDNOTE. At last we know the truth!

----- Original Message -----
From: Carolyn Kunin
To: D. Barton Johnson
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 9:55 AM
Subject: deconstruction of a closet pedophile (or 2) from 2 Nabokovians




Dear Members of the Nabokovian List,

We have been very impressed by Sandy Drescher's deconstruction of "closet pedophile" - - un vrai tour de force - - but did he consider the possibilities of anagrammatic analysis, or, for that matter, numerological? Let us spell it out for you (get it? spell it out?)

Anagrammatical analysis: "closet pedophile" yields (more or less)
toilest (or toilets!) Delphic Poe - - the extra "i" might indicate hyper-identity. Can we infer from this that Poe, too . . .? And in toilets?

Hidden numberology might also apply. Closet has six letters, pedophile has nine. These numbers are all divisble by three, so we should select three words and multiply them by six and three to discover the hidden meaning therein encrypted. Perhaps some mathematically minded member of the List could tell us how this can be linked to Nabokovian lemniscates.

Best Cheers from your Derriderian deconstructionist somewhere beyond the Amazon, and cohort somewhere near a bowl of roses,

J dbmd S (aka John Shade) & CK (aka u no hu)