Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0019811, Tue, 13 Apr 2010 04:39:14 EDT

Re: QUERY: Down, Fido?

In a message dated 13/04/2010 03:08:22 GMT Daylight Time,

I believe I once came across a comparable instance in
which VN, in the midst of answering a literary question, pretends to be
accosted by his dog (did he ever own a dog, btw?) and interjects "Down,
Fido" (or something like that...), but now I'm unable to locate that
passage. I think it was in Strong Opinions, but a cursory skim missed it.
Anyone know the passage? Perhaps I remember it all wrong...

VN is addressing Plato as if he were his, or a, dog.

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