NABOKV-L post 0003515, Mon, 7 Dec 1998 11:52:35 -0800

Query: "Remembrance, like Rembrandt. . . "
Dear Nabokovians:

Hello, I am a Japanese researcher of music and literature in Tokyo.
I am subscribed to the list temporally to ask you a question.
Could anyone identify the source of the following sentence
by Vladimir Nabokov?:

>"Remembrance, like Rembrandt, is dark and festive"

I hear it might be from "Autobiography".
I have checked the Japanese translation of *Speak Memory*,
but I could not find it out. I also hear there are various
autobiographical writings by Nabokov, which I don't find around here.

If anyone can identify the quotation, do let me know the source
either on or off the list.

Thank you in advance.


Junichi, Tokyo

P.S. I came across this sentence in a radio documentary
on Richard Strauss produced by Glenn Gould.
The quotation is refered in the book of his letters,
which I am translating into Japanese.