Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0005553, Tue, 17 Oct 2000 20:01:30 -0700

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Has the mock-biography element of future recollection been mentioned?

It appears somewhere in _Speak, Memory_ -- there's a passage somewhere
about VN describing the current actions in the mode of a biographer from the
future ("And here he sat, and here he ate an apple," something like that) --
and something of the sort also appears somewhere in _Ada_.

Sorry for the vagueness.


EDITOR's NOTE. Juan Martinez alludes to the scene at the end of section 4
of Chapter XII of SPEAK MEMORY. I don't recall the ADA occurrence.