NABOKV-L post 0010646, Thu, 25 Nov 2004 09:00:08 -0800

Fwd: Re: Amis. BOLD to BALD in one move.
I think Amis's allusion is actually to the very
memorable story of Nabokov's citzenship interview,
(given by Boyd, VNAY 87). Whether true or not, the
anecdote dates from July 1947, just a few months
before Nabokov began writing Bend.


"Donald B. Johnson" wrote:

> 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

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