NABOKV-L post 0014471, Fri, 22 Dec 2006 14:17:13 EST

Re: Cresset & other editions of Hogg's Confessions

In a message dated 22/12/2006 19:08:16 GMT Standard Time,
chaiselongue@EARTHLINK.NET writes:

Dear Charles,

In the 1932 novel Despair there is no reference to "cresset," just to
something beginning with 'Memoirs of a --' of a what? .... 'Justification of a
Likeness'? Apparently VN first read the work in another edition* and only later,
before writing Pale Fire, acquired the Cresset.


Yes, it's coming back to me that that is why I asked in 1998 whether there
was a translation of Hogg's Sinner into Russian or French before 1932. Could
it be that VN was recommended the book by Gide, some time before writing


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