NABOKV-L post 0014120, Mon, 20 Nov 2006 14:14:29 -0800

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Re: Botkin in PF index
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From: Don Johnson

In re Matthew Roth's query below --- the Index is VN's device for tipping off
the reader to all sorts of things. It is probably indispensable to "full"
understabding of the book.
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>> The Botkin entry in the index should not be misleading at all, if we
> keep
> in
>> mind that it is Kinbote who compiled the index, and since he is
> actually
>> Botkin claiming to be Kinbote and Zembla's king, he would take great
> pains
>> to cover any track which might lead to or betray his true identity.
> Remember his sarcastic tone when Botkin's name comes up.
>>
>> A. Bouazza.
>
> If this is the case, why include Botkin at all in the commentary or
> index? Kinbote certainly leaves plenty of people out of the latter.
>
> Matthew Roth
>
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