NABOKV-L post 0006927, Sat, 19 Oct 2002 09:04:23 -0700

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Fw: sirin reference in Zadie Smith's _Autograph Man_
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From: "Nicholas Laughlin" <nicholaslaughlin@yahoo.com>
To: "Vladimir Nabokov Forum" <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
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> Has anyone pointed this reference out to the list as
> yet? (If yes, excuse my faulty memory.)
>
> "Kitty took a deep, exasperated breath. 'Oh, no, no,
> no, _no_,' she said with amazement. 'You must know I
> don't care for any of this. Pfui! You write better
> than you speak, I think. But of course our dear Sirin
> said this was true of all the great writers, and he
> should've known. He was a _great_ friend of my third
> husband.'"
>
> From Zadie Smith's new novel, The Autograph Man, p.
> 233 (US edition)
>
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