Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0008886, Mon, 10 Nov 2003 09:48:30 -0800

Fw: Werfel, Gogol, Annunciata
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From: "Didier MA.

> Indeed, though the nurse is Basque and not from Lourdes, the belle dame
> tout en bleu referred to in Lolita somehow connects with the satiric
> allusion made in Bend Sinister to Franz Werfel's 'Das Lied von

> But I wish to ask specialists of Russian literature whether Louis Sontag's
> 'Annunciata' could at the same time refer to 'Annunziata,' the tale Gogol
> considered writing when he recovered the innocent faith of childhood. He
> never did, as far as I know, but for the short story "Rome" that would
> been the first chapter of the book.
> Thanks.
> Didier Machu
> CHU" <didier.machu@univ-pau.fr>