NABOKV-L post 0001420, Sat, 9 Nov 1996 14:00:01 -0800

Query: Madelon II
In SPEAK, MEMORY (Chptr 14, section 1; [p. 278 in the Putnam hardback]),
VN complains that HE has never encountered any of those fabled, cultured
Germans one reads about. He ends his list of "example" Germans with "or
simply the so-called wholesome and kindly folks that during the last war
homesick soldiers from the Middle West seem to have preferred so much to
the cagey French farmer and to brisk Madelon II."

QUESTION: Madelon II???

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