NABOKV-L post 0015662, Fri, 9 Nov 2007 12:19:13 -0500

Re: THOUGHTS: Allusions to the real in VN's fiction
Jansy said: "Even what we write down at a discussion group such as the
VN-List, or present verbally
to a selected few should be undersood as "published", or not?"

MR: Tell that to my tenure committee!! I certainly understand 'published' to
mean 'published in print.' In any case, unless Edsel Ford was a visiting
writer at Wordsmith, I don't think we have reason to believe that Kinbote
ran into him anywhere. His only access to "The Image of Desire" would have
been through publication in a book or periodical, but as I said, the poem
appeared for the first time in 1961.


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