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Subject: CKs reply to DN and TN
Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2002 06:42:37 -0800
From: Carolyn Kunin <chaiselongue@earthlink.net>
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum <NABOKV-L@listserv.ucsb.edu>

CKs reply to DN and TN Dear Messieurs Ns,

I wonder why is doubting Thomas so angry? Desparate to be the first to win the prize, moi?  I am wounded, but not to the heart.

You may turn out to be right in the end, of course you may. Then the prize will go to you, the crown and its jewels. You are playing the game, too, so why take a superior tone?

Someone has figured out how to read Pale Fire, or will figure it out. Why not?

And to DN,

Of course I am aware of your father's admiration for Jekyll and Hyde.

Do you feel from what you know of your father, that he might have intended a "re-make" so to speak?  It did occur to me, that knowing that the modern reader could never enjoy that story as its original readers did (who doesn't know the answer to the riddle 'who is Mr Hyde'?) that he set out to do his own version?

Carolyn Kunin