NABOKV-L post 0024033, Wed, 24 Apr 2013 17:28:10 +0000

Re: Birthday Wish
I don't know why I was surprised to find that (up until Dolores' death in 1952) for a brief period each year Hazel Shade and Dolores Haze shared the same age. Hazel was born in January or February 1934. Eleven months (or so) later, Dolores Haze was born on 1 Jan. 1935.

Matt Roth

From: Vladimir Nabokov Forum [mailto:NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU] On Behalf Of Jansy
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 12:06 PM
Subject: Re: [NABOKV-L] Birthday Wish

Steve Blackwell: "I had a wish for VN's birthday, which was to compile a list of the birthdays of his characters, and also a list of major characters for whom we do not (seem to) know the birthdays. My wish, however, did not come true! Still, I have been wondering for most of the past year why we do not know Humbert's birthday (in contrast to Fyodor G-Ch's, his father's, Sebastian Knight's, Pnin's, and John Shade & co's). HH does mention the general concept of his birthday twice ("...before my thirteenth birthday"; "after my sixteenth birthday"), and the 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th birthdays of Dolores Haze.

Search archive with Google:

Contact the Editors:,
Visit Zembla:
View Nabokv-L policies:
Visit "Nabokov Online Journal:"

Manage subscription options: