NABOKV-L post 0022851, Thu, 17 May 2012 18:17:42 -0700

real Cantaboff solution
On Mon, 21 Apr 2008 Frances Assa wrote: One last (?)comment on Kinbote
associations: VN scrambled his last name to produce his first
pseudonym: V. Cantaboff. A great name, it brings to mind song and
buffo joking. Don't you think that the name bears much resemblance to
Kinbote--again the letters are recycled, only an "i" is added,
reemphasizing, perhaps, VN himself: I, Cantaboff, Kinbote. Fran Assa

Serves me right for not checking the archives first - Fran Assa solved
the V Cantaboff as a simple anagram - a simpler solution, and
therefore superior to mine: I, V Nabacoff

Oh, well - it was a good try,
K Cuhih

Search archive with Google:

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

Manage subscription options: