Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0022197, Thu, 24 Nov 2011 08:48:37 -0200

Re: Pale Fire's "facsimile edition"
Invented facts and real fictions: Cf. Inventions by Martin Gardner and Vladimir Nabokov | The New York ...
www.nybooks.com/articles/.../jul/.../inventions/.. -

excerpts: "...Nabokov ...refers to me on p. 542 of his novel [ADA] as an "invented philosopher." In my Ambidextrous Universe (Basic Books, 1964), in a section on Kant's approach to space and time, I quote two lines from Pale Fire....but credited the poem instead to his invented poet, John Shade. Nabokov returns the joke by calling me "invented," since my book appeared on Terra, a perhaps imaginary earth, whereas the action of ADA occurs on Anti-Terra, an earth."

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