----- Original Message -----
To: nabokv-l@listserv.ucsb.edu
Sent: Saturday, November 23, 2002 10:44 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: reply to Mr Pultorak and a challenge PALE FIRE

Oh absolutely.  While I consider myself a staunch Boydian, I think your argument itself has merits-- but only because "that stunning blonde" is just a bit too inconspicuous.  SOMEONE is noticing her, and I don't think it's Kinbote.  All the same, I think the roommate is a red herring.


----- Original Message -----
From: Carolyn Kunin

To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum

Sent: Friday, November 22, 2002 7:21 PM

Subject: reply to Mr Pultorak and a challenge

Dear Mr Pultorak,

I think we are getting very close here
to slaying a dead horse, but if Shade

     The telephone that rang before a
two minutes in Sorosa Hall ....

it seems to me that he knows a bit too
much of what goes on there.

Carolyn Kunin

        p.s. A challenge to
those who believe that the roommate is Hazel's:

Do you see any significance in the nun who turns up in Kinbote's
commentary to line 894 ("the widely circulated stuff about the nun") or any
relationship between this nun and the roommate who has become


Jacob E. Pultorak

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