NABOKV-L post 0003519, Tue, 8 Dec 1998 09:48:57 -0800

Re: Query: "Remembrance, like Rembrandt. . . " (fwd)
EDITOR's NOTE. Sergey B. Il'in <>
is teh Russian translator of many of VN's English works
into Russian -- including ADA.

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At 11:52 07.12.98 -0800, you wrote:
>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.
Sergei Il'yin answers:

"Ada" I.17
Sergey Il'yn

Nashe delo veseloe