Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0005301, Fri, 7 Jul 2000 18:04:13 -0700

Disa (fwd)
From: Arthur Glass <goliard@worldnet.att.net>

If the name 'Disa' is to be connected, as Boyd suggests, with 'Dis,' the
Roman god of the Underworld, she must also be connected with Paradise. Her
granfather's villa on the Riviera is called in Italian 'Villa Paradiso,' in
Zemblan 'Villa Paradisa, later to forgo the first half of its name in honor
of his favorite granddaughter.'