NABOKV-L post 0007278, Sun, 15 Dec 2002 20:27:51 -0800

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Fw: : Quilty's name: The Poetry of Being Quilty
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From: "Brian Boyd (FOA ENG)" <b.boyd@auckland.ac.nz>
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> There is no reason to suppose Quilty's name a pseudonym, and since HH
wants
> to indict him as the villain of the piece, every reason to assume that he
> would have chosen not to spare his name.
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> BB
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> From: D. Barton Johnson [mailto:chtodel@cox.net]
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> Subject: : Quilty's name: The Poetry of Being Quilty
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> > Brian Boyd's comments on Quilty are all very well, but he does not
address
> my
> > points:
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> > 1) Is Quilty a pseudonym?
> > 2) If it is, is it Humbert's pseudonym or John Ray Jr. Ph.D.'s
pseudonym
> for
> > the playwright?
> > 3) If it is a pseudonym, how can Mona Dahl write "qu'il t'y"?
> > 4) John Ray Jr. Ph. D. indicates that "Vivian Darkbloom" is a
pseudonym.
> > Therefore, presumably, "Quilty" is too. For what would be the point of
> > pseudonymising the author of an unpseudonymised playwright?
> >
> > This is somehow stranger, or more confused/confusing than the man in the
> > macintosh in "Ulysses", who Nabokov was convinced was Joyce.
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> > Anthony Stadlen
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