Thanks to Steve Arons for adding these details:

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Subject: Re: newport frill
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 22:10:03 -0400
From: Steve Arons <>
To: Nabokv-L <>
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Dear Professor Blackwell,

The reference in The Gift is on p. 259 of the Vintage paperback.

The Flaubert citation is his letter to Louise Collet of June 1, 1853: ``Il y a de ces choses qui me font juger les hommes à première vue : 1° l'admiration de Béranger ; 2° la haine des parfums ; 3° l'amour des grosses étoffes ; 4° la barbe portée en collier ; 5° l'antipathie du bordel.''  This letter is online at I don't have the Pléiade edition of Flaubert to hand to give a better citation.

Steve Arons

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 7:46 PM, Nabokv-L <> wrote:
Dear Mr. Arons,
Would you kindly send along page references for The Gift and for Flaubert as a follow-up to your post?
I'm sure many will want to examine the context (and the original Russian).
Many thanks,
Stephen Blackwell
Co-Editor, Nabokv-L

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