NABOKV-L post 0010639, Wed, 24 Nov 2004 13:14:15 -0800

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Re: Fwd: Martin Amis. BOLD to BALD in one move.
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Hello--

Not only an example of word golf, but also an evocation of "The child is
bold" (Bend Sinister).

Susan Elizabeth Sweeney
Associate Professor of English
Holy Cross College

>>> chtodel@gss.ucsb.edu 11/24/04 12:36 PM >>>

Nabokov/Boyd-inspired passage from Martin Amis's 1995 novel THE
INFORMATION:

"Daddy? Are you bold?"
"I sometimes like to think so, yes, Marco."
"Will you always be bold? <...> Have you always been bold? How did you
get
bold?"
Richard closed his eyes. He dropped his pen on to the desktop and said,
"You
mean bald. Go elsewhere Marco."

Best,
Sergey

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