NABOKV-L post 0000842, Thu, 30 Nov 1995 16:03:14 -0800

Subject
Re: Library of America queries (fwd)
Date
Body
From: Brian Boyd <b.boyd@auckland.ac.nz>
--------------------------------------------------
Dear Nabokovians,
For the Library of America Nabokov series, which should be available
a year from now, I am annotating (very lightly, but I hope usefully, all
the same) all of Nabokov's English novels, and wonder if anybody has
tracked down the following. I would be most grateful for any
identifications.

Lolita:
Pt.2 Ch. 2: [from HH's and L's grand tour]: Works of Art collected by one Rogers
over a period of years] Why do I think this is Will Rogers, the actor?

Pale Fire:
poem, l. 957: Night Rote
poem, l. 958: Hebe's Cup
Commentary to:
line 71: Caudron biplane
lin 181: Bustle and Vanity of the World
line 347: curious Germans
line 549: As St. Augustine said, "One can know what God is not; one cannot know
what He is."
line 691: Gide the Lucid, who praises in his African
notes so warmly the satiny skin of black imps
lines 895-99: "In nature's strife when fortitude prevails / The victim
falters and the victor fails."
---------------------------

From:
Associate Professor Brian Boyd English Department University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019 Auckland New Zealand Fax (64 9) 373 7429 Tel (64 9) 373
7599 ext 7480 Home fax/tel: (64 9) 620 6597 e-mail: bboyd@auckland.ac.nz