2010/8/29 Alexey Sklyarenko <email@example.com> wrote:
Speaking of Vasiliy Botkin (1812-69), the critic and historian of literature S. A. Vengerov (who is mentioned in Ada) compares him to a big bright reflector that makes brighter the poor light of the critic Vissarion Belinsky (or, more likely, it is the other way round: the poor light is Botkin and the bright reflector, Belinsky):...
Isn't Kinbote's Commentary such a reflector that makes Shade's Pale Fire so much brighter?
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