NABOKV-L post 0020821, Sat, 2 Oct 2010 18:15:15 -0300

Re: Poltergeists & DJ West
Wow! I hadn't realized that PF's note-cards were available and, it's to be asumed, the new edition of Pale Fire, the poem, will be a real replica of them (front and back sides?)
Congs to Matt on his dedicated research and for uncovering a Dr. Sutton...

From: James Twiggs
Sent: Saturday, October 02, 2010 5:16 PM
Subject: Re: [NABOKV-L] Poltergeists & DJ West

Needless to say, I'm gratified by Matt Roth's findings on the poltergeist question. Furthermore, the quotations from the front and back of VN's index card, taken together, suggest a deeper significance than I, at least, had previously considered for Botkin/Kinbote's comment that "Hazel Shade resembled me in certain respects."

I'm also struck by the fact that, although he often resorts to broad satire not only of psychoanalysis but of academic psychology in general, VN was obviously quite willing to turn to the authorities in the field when doing his research.

Jim Twiggs

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