NABOKV-L post 0007058, Sat, 9 Nov 2002 09:26:32 -0800

Fw: The ape who paints (Quote of the Day)
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From: "Nick Grundy" <>
To: "Vladimir Nabokov Forum" <NABOKV->
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> I think I recall a discussion recently of the newspaper article about the
ape trained to paint who produced a picture of its own prison bars, which
might have inspired Lolita in some way? A minor point, but turning the
page on Shade and Kinbote's argument turned up Kinbote saying:

> "With no providence the soul must rely on[...]a personality consisting
mainly of the shadows of its own prison bars."