NABOKV-L post 0014054, Mon, 13 Nov 2006 22:19:07 -0500

Re: A Modest Proposal (and our current PF phase)
Hmmm. They're all written in English? How about Transparent
Things? I wouldn't mind re-reading that in a night or two -- one of
his better efforts imo. Compared to Look At the Harlequins... is
there anyone who enjoyed LATH? Whereas TT has poignancy as its main
emotion, like Pnin and Lik.

Btw, all the PF discussion got me to re-read the Fwd to that novel;
what a masterpiece of misdirection! Misapprehension.
Miscommunication. However, I rarely have anything of real
originality to contribute and will do my best to lurk and watch from
the sidelines.

On Nov 13, 2006, at 11:05 AM, NABOKV-L wrote:

> 2. Steven asked if Pale Fire is the only work ever under discussion.
> No. It just seems that way now. The list has been through at
> least one
> Ada phase, and Lolita appears regularly. But these do seem to be the
> big three. It might be interesting to speculate on why.


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