NABOKV-L post 0007075, Wed, 13 Nov 2002 09:05:41 -0800

Fw: frail roommate in Pale Fire
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From: "Carolyn Kunin" <>
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> It seems to me there are only two possibilities regarding the roommate who
> sometimes sits with Hazel, even though Hazel lives at home with her
> Either Nabokov made an error or Shade did. If the error is Shade's, which
> suspect, then this is more evidence that he is having an affair with a
> student (the blond "in ballerina black"). He recognizes his paramour's
> roommate, but attaches her to a more suitable person, a common liar's
> device.
> Any other interpretations?
> Carolyn Kunin