NABOKV-L post 0015691, Wed, 21 Nov 2007 21:57:40 EST

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Re: QUERY: Pappa pisses and Pippa passes - a pale fountain girl:
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In a message dated 11/21/2007 8:32:24 PM Central Standard Time,
jansy@AETERN.US writes:
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> R S Gwynn wrote: Shade may have liked apples better in childhood (which he's
> describing here) than he did as an adult.
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> JM: Apples are fortresses when one has to wear dentures, but the previous
> mention of vegetables and salads by Kinbote suggests a different kind of
> rejection on the part of Shade.
> I had never considered until now, with the same clarity as yours, that in
> the first verses of Canto I JS was already describing his childhood.
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VN was also wearing dentures by this time, I believe.

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