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From: STADLEN@aol.com
Sent: Saturday, November 16, 2002 8:13 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: CK replies to Tom Bolt re Hazel's roommate

In a message dated 17/11/02 01:40:42 GMT Standard Time, chtodel@cox.net writes:

Shade does not say that Hazel has a roommate. The reader is lead to make that assumption from Shade's statement that Hazel sometimes sits with "that nice frail roommate, now a nun."

Surely it makes no sense to have a "dangling" roommate, without stating whose roommate she is, in this context?  Don't Shade's/Nabokov's words have the plain meaning/implication that she is Hazel's roommate?

Anthony Stadlen