NABOKV-L post 0014150, Wed, 22 Nov 2006 10:12:50 -0500

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Re: Cunning Stunts in Transparent Things
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Actually, it's not strange--Nabokov is just using an old joke that
circulated in that era.
Priscilla

On Nov 21, 2006, at 11:17 PM, William Dane wrote:

>  
> Strangely enough, the band Metallica used the phrase as the title of
> a DVD in 1998.
>
> > Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 22:39:38 -0500
> > From: NABOKV-L@HOLYCROSS.EDU
> > Subject: [NABOKV-L] Cunning Stunts in Transparent Things
> > To: NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU
> >
> > I tried to search the Archives and was surprised to discover that no
> one
> > seems to have commented on the spooneristic nature of the title of
> the
> > play that Hugh and Julia go to see in Transparent Things (chapter
> 11),
> > Cunning Stunts. I'm quite sure though that I was not the first one
> who
> > noticed it.
> >
> > Alexey
> >
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