NABOKV-L post 0022924, Wed, 6 Jun 2012 07:54:53 -0700

Dr K and Mr S - tada!
On Jun 5, 2012, at 9:47 PM, Jansy wrote: ... Thomas Karshan's
introduction to his edition of V.Nabokov's "Selected Poems," where he
writes: "... many readers have been led to believe that Shade and
Kinbote are two opposite facets of the same person."

Dear Jansy,

I would kiss you, if you weren't so far away! All these years I've
been led to believe I was some eccentric little old lady from Pasadena
cruising Colorado Blvd on the wrong side of the street by my lonesome
~ and now you tell me that a parade has been forming behind me? I
couldn't be more pleased.
I am off today to the Ojai Festival, which I just heard on the radio
last night, was a great favorite of our other Russian master of
MisDirection, the great Stravinsky (if Richard Taruskin's theories are
correct). I will be incommunicado for a week, but what a lovely send-
off - spasibo bolshoe and GLORY HALLELUJA!


p.s. By the way, nota bene the subject line, it contains the initial
(in both meanings) clue I used to solve the puzzle ten years ago: the
Index states that the three main characters are to be designated as C,
K, and S

cyrillic C = latin S, or C = S

latin C = German K, or C = K

therefore (tada) K = S

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