Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0022248, Wed, 14 Dec 2011 19:09:51 -0200

Re: From Darwin to baseball, or what Nabokov’s butterflies have to do with living the American dream …s
PS ( Brain Pickings http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/10/05/stephen-jay-gould-i-have-landed/)

JM: Somehow I skipped the part with the homophobic "the much more normal Anton Pavlovich...." because my attention was held by Van's first sentence about Will. Anyway, this "normality" assessment, on the part of Van Veen, is not in character, is it?
[Cf. ." I feel cuddled in the embrace of puzzled Will (he thought I was you) or in that of the much more normal Anton Pavlovich, who was always passionately fond of long dark hair."]

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