NABOKV-L post 0002591, Mon, 1 Dec 1997 08:43:13 -0800

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Notes to Ada (fwd)
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From: Patrick Nolan <pnolan@animalwelfare.com>

Hello,

Can anyone on the list spare some thoughts about Vivian
Darkbloom's "Notes to Ada"?
I am particularly concerned with their apparent guilelessness
(pretty straightforward translations, allusion-identifications, etc.).
Are they primarily a gibe at monoglots, a concession to readers, or
another mask to perform disengenuous trickery behind? Is it possible
that VVN developed an uncharacteristically helpful nature late in his
career?

Patrick Nolan