NABOKV-L post 0011963, Thu, 22 Sep 2005 14:47:17 -0700

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Fw: what a pure, gentle, funny,
utterly normal man he was (forDmitri)
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FW: what a pure, gentle, funny, utterly normal man he was (for Dmitri)
----- Original Message -----
From: Carolyn Kunin
To: D. Barton Johnson
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2005 10:16 AM
Subject: FW: what a pure, gentle, funny, utterly normal man he was (forDmitri)



But there do seem to be some things about Nabokov we still don't know
freundliche Grüsse von Deiner Carolyn

Carolyn dear: That's the way he wanted it. Warm greetings, D.



Dear Dmitri,

I know. But do the dead, no matter how dear, have a right to privacy? And if so, to how much?

Your father himself, for example, did not respect the privacy of Proust - - the ugly story he refers to in Ada is rather "beyond the Pale" isn't it? Is your father entitled to more privacy than he would extend to Proust? Wieso?

fGvD
C