NABOKV-L post 0017174, Sat, 11 Oct 2008 10:27:15 -0300

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Chase Carnot: Since a good number of people expressed an interest in the paper, I will just attach it here for the whole forum. Keep in mind I wrote this for an English class less than a week before it was due. I am though obviously open to suggestions and criticisms of my argument. Obviously.

JM: I haven't read the paper, yet.The copy I ordered from Pynchon's "Crying of Lot 49" will take three weeks to reach me. Perhaps I may be so bold as to add a comment right now, though. In C.Carnot's "The frustrated reader": I read [...]"seems only to offer the fulfillmenet of Kinbote's Forward..."
Wilde once wrote that to "lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness", a statement that suggests the importance of taking into account a freudian determinism of the unconscious. There is often in life nothing a careful and determinedly conscious subject can do to avoid a special train of events that are directly or indirectly related to him.
So I ask: what impelling force is there in Kinbote's "foreword" that prompts a mispelling "forward" not only once ( first spotted in a posting by Matt Roth) but twice?

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