NABOKV-L post 0014079, Thu, 16 Nov 2006 16:29:55 -0500

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SKB on Hazel's roommate (now a nun) in PF
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> I may be mistaken, but isn't the Korean with whom Hazel sits on
football days
> a former nun, and therefore a women?

Carolyn: it may not affect your analysis, but you are mistaken on
several
assumptions, as other listers may have already pointed out (as with
CK's, my
comments may not follow a strict temporal tempo!)

"Mostly alone she'd be, or with that nice [ll 341 - 343]
"Frail roommate, NOW a NUN; and, once or twice,
"With a Korean BOY who took my course." [my CAPS]

It's rather sad, or maybe not, that CK supplies no overt notes to any
of the
lines between 334 and 347. At least we are left to ponder the scene
free
from CK's 'distortions.' Anyroad, Hazel's frail roommate was not a
'former'
nun in the recorded scene -- she BECOMES a nun between the time of the
scene
and the time when Shade writes his recalls. This fact might be worthy
of
further intro- or extra-spection. The option for the unmarriageable or
unloved? "Get thee to a nunnery?" Did Hazel's friend discuss the fears
of
'OLD maidenship?' Did Hazel's 'suicide' prompt her friend to seek
solace in
the ever-lovin' arms of Jesus?

Stan Kelly-Bootle

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