NABOKV-L post 0014270, Mon, 4 Dec 2006 11:43:56 -0500

VN and baldness?
>Emily Collins: It's selling treatments for baldness. How it's related
to Nabokov, I have no idea! But we can all have fun guessing...

A reference to an American lotion against the baldness by VN in his
foreword to Strong Opinions.

I don't have the book at hand, again, so I can't quote it exactly.

Giulia Visintin

[EDNOTE. Giulia may be thinking of VN's reference to a "certain
excellent lotion for thinning hair" in the Foreword to SO (p. xvi in
Vintage edition.) But let's not forget Pnin's oft-invoked baldness,
either. -- SES]

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