NABOKV-L post 0010773, Sat, 11 Dec 2004 09:06:00 -0800

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Fw: Fw: aiguillon, Colline, hawl, anedocte, Augustine, VN
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From: Jansy Berndt de Souza Mello
To: D. Barton Johnson
Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2004 4:40 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: aiguillon, Colline, hawl, anedocte, Augustine, VN



from: Jansy Berndt de Souza Mello
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 7:58 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: aiguillon, Colline, hawl, anedocte, Augustine, VN

Dear Dmitri,
You wrote about the special meaning of "Colline": "the philosopher in Henri Murger's Scènes de la vie de bohème (1848), which became Puccini's opera La Bohème, in which I made my debut in the role of Colline, and Luciano Pavarotti simultaneously made his as Rodolfo", which helps to enhance the artistic events described by Ada.
Referring to the 'aiguillon rouge' you added: "my guess is that the name was inspired by appearance only, and is as innocent of function as the peak called Sex Rouge on the Diablerets or the clitoris". I gather that, in this case, the innocent catterpillar is only "cunning stunt" ( TT, Penguin,pg 38 ) .
I hope that the RTR-Planeta TV interview was a success. Can we gain access to it somehow?
Greetings,
Jansy