Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0008976, Sun, 30 Nov 2003 13:48:17 -0800

Query: PF epigraph

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From: Julia Sky
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum
Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2003 11:08 AM
Subject: PF epigraph

Dear Nabokovians,
I'm a little bit confused, may be I missed an earlier discussion in the list...
I wonder why there are doubts about who put the epigraph to Pale Fire. In the commentary to the Russian edition I've read that it could be either Kinbot, or Shade. Why ask at all? Epigraphs usually belong to the author himself. We never ask who put the words 'to Vera' at the beginning of every novel, and epigraph is almost the same thing.
If someone has explored this question more or less thoroughly, please, let me know.
Julia S.