Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0016014, Wed, 20 Feb 2008 12:50:03 -0500

QUERY: Russian Translation of "conjurer"
This is a quick question for those in possession of Vera's Russian
translation of Pale Fire. Can someone tell me what Russian word Vera used to
translate the English word "conjurer"? I'm looking in particular at the
passage at the end of the Foreword (pg. 27) where Kinbote compares Shade to
a conjurer he once observed at his uncle's castle. Is it translated as volx
or some form of that word? Since this is fairly esoteric, perhaps answers
should come to me off-list.

Matt Roth

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