NABOKV-L post 0016227, Mon, 21 Apr 2008 13:56:32 -0400

Re: Kinbote and Hyde

One last (?)comment on Kinbote associations: VN scrambled his last name to produce his first pseudonym: V. Cantaboff. A great name, it brings to mind song and buffo joking. Don't you think that the name bears much resemblance to Kinbote--again the letters are recycled, only an "i" is added, reemphasizing, perhaps, VN himself: I, Cantaboff, Kinbote. Fran Assa
> Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 08:40:58 -0400> From: NABOKV-L@HOLYCROSS.EDU> Subject: [NABOKV-L] Kinbote and Hyde> To: NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU> > Dear Carolyn,> > Limiting this to books published before PF, the only one I could> come up with is /The Lord of the Rings/, which I've mentioned> before in this context. The Web has helped out with Herodotus> (CXIV), /Beowulf/, the saga of Grettir, the Volsunga Saga, "The> Monkey's Paw", /The Temple of the Golden Pavilion/ (Mishima),> and /Things Fall Apart/ (the "kinbote" in this case being two> people forced to live in the community that had suffered the> loss). I feel sure there are many more.> > How many books have the name "Jekyll"? Not many, I think,> and that's why I consider the "Danish stiletto" to be a> more direct link.> > Jerry Friedman> > > Assuming that weregild = kinbote - - I can't think of any - - can you?> > > > Carolyn> > Search the archive:> Search archive with Google:>> > Contact the Editors:,> Visit Zembla:> View Nabokv-L policies:
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