Re: Kinbote: camouflage or coincidence?
But who is paying vira (the Russian equivalent of "kinboot") for the
murdered Shade? Nabokov himself? Curious that vira (an obsolete, yet
existing, word) is close to both "Vyra" (the name of VN's family estate) and
"Vera" (the name of his wife).
I suggest that Shade is not shot of course but changes into something rich
and strange, that is Kinbote himself.
Any other ideas as to the reason for Hodge?
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