Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0003290, Mon, 10 Aug 1998 11:58:02 -0700

Re: A Russian Beauty (Krasavitsa) (fwd)
If question is too frivolous, no need to post, but I can't
find the answer in the correspondence thus far...

Tim Henderson<thenders@mail.lanline.com> wrote:

Back to the point of the original query -- how could the heroine
resemble an arrow that has struck its mark? Is it because she has found
happiness in this marriage, and that her woes are therefore memorable
because one knows the end is happy, no matter how premature if may