NABOKV-L post 0006832, Sat, 21 Sep 2002 16:09:07 -0700

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EDITOR's NOTE. Kinbote is apparently wealthy and a good friend of a
trustee. Anyone who studied Russian in American colleges in the 40-50s
encountered Russian instructors whose qualifications were
quite modest.
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From: "Michael Donohue" <michaeldonohue@hotmail.com>
To: <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
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> C. Kunin notes: "One of the problems with Kinbote/Botkin is that neither
> would be hired to teach (even at Waindell College)."
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> Really? Judging from Nabokov's depiction of the "Russian teachers" at
> Cornell (who didn't know a shred of the language, relying instead on
> "linguistics"), you didn't exactly have to have top qualifications to get
a
> position like Kinbote's (or Botkin's).
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> >From: "D. Barton Johnson" <chtodel@cox.net>
> >Reply-To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
> >To: NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU
> >Subject: Fw: reply to Malign D
> >Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2002 10:32:25 -0700
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> >From: "Carolyn Kunin" <chaiselongue@earthlink.net>
> >To: "Vladimir Nabokov Forum" <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
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> > > Dear Malign D,
> > >
> > > I think I understand your question (but not completely). One of the
> > > problems with Kinbote/Botkin is that neither would be hired to teach
> >(even
> > > at Waindell College). Another thing to remember when dealing with a
> >complex
> > > riddle is to weed out the false clues. You are right, Botkin adds
> >nothing,
> > > leads nowhere & is therefore probably a false clue. The othr russian
> > > professor is Professor Pnin, a wonderful character from a wonnderful
> >earlier
> > > novel by Nabokov, which I think you will enjoy reading.
> > >
> > > Carolyn Kunin
> > >
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