NABOKV-L post 0007114, Mon, 18 Nov 2002 14:10:08 -0800

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Fw: REVISED EDITION: Fw: Colors and shades: the Temnosiniy and
Proust allusions:
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From: "Jerry Friedman" <jerry_friedman@yahoo.com>
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> > From: "Brian Boyd (FOA ENG)" <b.boyd@auckland.ac.nz>
> > To: "'Vladimir Nabokov Forum'" <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
> > >
> > > Since Jerry Friedman wants VN's wordplay to do something (double back
> > on
> > > itself, reinforce itself, be paradoxical), can I suggest it does?
> [big snip]
>
> Thanks for all the additional information! It does help me enjoy and
> admire the images more.
>
> > > Although the Ulysses allusion is unmistakable, the Byron Jerry points
> > to
> > may
> > > also be there, although in both Ulysses and Ada the phrase explicitly
> > > involves the sea, not the ocean, the Irish Sea in Joyce's case, and
> > the
> > > Mediterranean in Nabokov's.
>
> I had Byron in mind specifically for "Oceanus Nox", which Alex
> Sklyarenko connected to "temnosiniy" through "temnosinyaya noch'"
> in a poem by Konstantin Sluchevski.
>
> Jerry Friedman
>
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