Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0005335, Tue, 11 Jul 2000 09:33:45 -0700

Re: What was Gordon wearing? (fwd)
From: Susan Elizabeth Sweeney <ssweeney@holycross.edu>

Forgive me for responding so belatedly to this long thread. In a
footnote to a forthcoming essay in Nabokov at the Crossroads (edited by
Jane Grayson, Arnold McMillin, and Priscilla Meyer), I link the
description of Gordon's bestial beauty, wreathed gracefully about the
loins with ivy, to Nijinsky's costume for his notorious performance as
the Faun in the Ballets Russes' "Afternoon of a Faun."

Susan Elizabeth Sweeney
Associate Professor of English
Holy Cross College