NABOKV-L post 0026824, Fri, 22 Jan 2016 19:49:19 +0300

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padukgrams & anagradus
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Padukgrad + videnie = padenie + Krug/Gurk + Dadid

Padukgrad + Nabokov + igrok + slovo/volos = nagrada + kubok + podvig + sorok
+ vol

Padukgrad + sorok + obnova = podarok + Gradus + Nabokov = upadok + svoboda +
kran + rog



Padukgrad - a fictitious European city, the setting of VN's novel Bend
Sinister (1947)

videnie - vision, apparition

padenie - fall; drop; degradation

Krug - Adam Krug, the main character in BS; Krug ("The Circle," 1936), a
story by VN

Gurk - in BS the name of an Ekwilist soldier

David - in BS the name of Krug's little son

igrok - gambler; player

slovo - word

volos - hair

nagrada - reward; award; prize

kubok - goblet, bowl

podvig - feat, exploit; Podvig ("Glory," 1932), a novel by VN

sorok - 40

vol - ox, bullock

obnova - new acquisition, "new toy"

podarok - present, gift

Gradus - a character in VN's novel Pale Fire (1962); Kinbote mockingly calls
Gradus "Leningradus"

upadok - decline, decay

svoboda - freedom

kran - tap, cock; crane

rog - horn; antler



Alexey Sklyarenko


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