Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0002620, Mon, 15 Dec 1997 17:12:27 -0800

Re: Pale Fire and Boyd (fwd)
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Matthew Morris <mmorris@netunlimited.net>
Speaking of PALE FIRE, what do members of this forum think of Boyd's
reading of the book, and especially his conclusion that Shade created
Kinbote? This has never sat well with me.
EDITOR NOTE. Although I always have a certain feeling of unease when
disagreeing with Brian Boyd ("He must know something I don't."). I
confess that his "Shade as author theory" has never satified me. I argue
in _Worlds in Regression_ that both S and K (actually Botkin) exist and
write their respective portions of the text.