NABOKV-L post 0003330, Sun, 23 Aug 1998 20:22:41 -0700

Re: Sentimentality in VN (fwd)
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Tim Henderson<> wrote:
A couple of quick points:
Don't you think there's also an element of intense privacy when i comes
to sentiment in VN? A sort of 'word to the wise' attitude that suggests
the less said, the better?
Cases in point:
"Soon noone will know the things we know, my love" (Speak, Memory)
"I know. You know." (Pale Fire)

Galya and others have alluded to the Salinger quote, from "Raise High
the Roof Beam, Carpenters" I believe, but I'd like to mention the punch
line: "No doubt God loves little kittens, but not, in all probability,
with Technicolor booties on their paws."