Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0018120, Wed, 1 Apr 2009 11:00:20 -0400

THOUGHTS: Sally Beauchamp
Long ago, SB mentioned that Sally Beauchamp, whom VN read about in West's
Psychical Research Today, has the same name as the tutor of Kinbote's
boyhood pal, Oleg. The following is the best account I have read, and it
highlights how several personalities may interact in ways that seems roughly
similar to the way the Shade-Kinbote-Gradus personalities interact under a
theory of multiple personalities. This is from William Henry Salter's Zoar:


Right before the Beauchamp story, Salter talks about Ansel Bourne and notes
that his return to his original personality occurred at the (presumably
imagined) sound of a gunshot. John Shade, I believe, entered his new
personality to the sound of a gunshot.

Matt Roth

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