NABOKV-L post 0015568, Wed, 10 Oct 2007 13:27:21 -0400

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Why knowing only English is to be considered a consolation rather than a
circumstance of birth and education?



Maybe for being able to read VN's English novels it is indeed a
consolation -- but for a reader of Pushkin in translation it is just a
"consolation prize".



On the other hand, some Russian translations of VN's English novels (not
in Index) offer no consolation whatsoever.





Victor Fet



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It's humbling and educational to be one of a small minority in a group I
highly respect. Is there even one other participant who speaks and even
reads only one language? My consolation is that my one language is
English.



Mary Krimmel

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