NABOKV-L post 0002364, Mon, 22 Sep 1997 15:10:25 -0700

Query re PALE FIRE (fwd)
From: Candy <>

I am a Washington University student preparing a presentation on Nabokov's
Pale Fire.
The presentation is about the book as a self-conscious novel. Through
reading and study, a few things have intrigued me. I am interested in the
possible parallels between Nabokov and Kinbote as well as the
believability of Kinbote as narrator. Most importantly, I have noticed
that at seemingly random places in the text there are small type size
changes, barely noticeable. The type changes occur, as far as I can tell,
in the notes for lines 12, 130, 171, 502, 678. In these instances, a new
paragraph might begin with a slightly larger type size or a break will be
made and the return to the paragraph is set in a larger type size.

I am interested to know if Nabokov laid out specific instructions for how
the book was to be type set on press because between editions there are
also basic similarities like what font was used and how the division
pages are set (Foreward, Commentary). Do you have any information
regarding this question? Can you send it out into the NABOKV-L to see
what other people have to say?

I appreciate any help you may be able to give.

Candy Hooker