NABOKV-L post 0008877, Fri, 7 Nov 2003 15:35:03 -0800

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Re: Revolution & Nabokov
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From: Walter Miale
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 10:45 AM
Subject: Re: Revolution & Nabokov


From: Walter Miale <wmiale@acbm.qc.ca>
Subject: The Russian Revolution - clarification


A passing thought for Nabokovians-----today is the 86th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Had it not happened, there would be no "American" Nabokov.


Didn't the Russian *Revolution* begin in 1905, with another active phase commencing in February, 1917? Today is the anniversary not of a revolution but of a coup d'état.
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EDNOTE. Yours is perhaps the more sophisticated view but November 7th was long celebrated as the anniverary date of the Bolshevik "revolution."