Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0025855, Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:55:16 -0500

SIGHTING/ QUERY: VN in Gibson's SPOOK COUNTRY; rubber bathtub
Dear List,

Reading William Gibson's 2007 novel *Spook Country *on an airplane last
week, while returning home from a Nabokov panel at the ASEEES convention in
San Antonio, I was delighted to find the following allusion.

Gibson's character, Milgrim, is traveling in a Zodiac, an inflatable
motorized boat: "He was bouncing along at some insane speed on something
that reminded him of a creepy folding rubber bathtub that he'd once seen
Vladimir Nabokov posing with in an old photograph" (p. 344, Berkley Books
2008 paperback ed.).

Does anyone recognize this image?

:) SES

Susan Elizabeth Sweeney
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