NABOKV-L post 0017061, Wed, 17 Sep 2008 12:24:30 -0400

Re: [NABOKOV-L] [QUERY] Sebastian Knight
>>>>>I have feeling that Russian reading of "Tragedy" in title WOULD be taken as PARTICUAR Tragedy, "the" (definitive) not "a" (one of many!) Slavophone opinion invited.

СЛАВОФОН's opinion seconded, Stan is correct as always.
Who needs articles anyway? Methinks they are too much. In Russian it is quite obvious that "Tragediya G[sic!]amleta, Printsa Datskogo" is his personal tragedy, and nobody else's.

Victor Fet

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