Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0002603, Wed, 3 Dec 1997 18:19:18 -0800

Re: Notes to Ada (fwd)
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Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 11:21:53 -0800 (PST)
From: Galya Diment <galya@u.washington.edu>
To: Nabokov <Nabokv-L@ucsbvm.ucsb.edu>
Subject: Re: Notes to Ada (fwd)

From: joseph brown <joeb@real.com>

I think VN would not have approved the publication of these notes. They
were an unfinished draft, which he never distributed.

At 08:43 12/01/97 -0800, you wrote:
>From: Patrick Nolan <pnolan@animalwelfare.com>
> 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
>Patrick Nolan