Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0007242, Sat, 7 Dec 2002 14:27:08 -0800

Fw: On The Shade Side For Carolyn Kunin
EdNOTE. NabokvpL-I offers this quote from Keithsz to CK as"
1) VN quote of the day
2) Why is this passage & unmistakably VN's?
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> Excluding each other, private swoons split him in two: the devastating
> certainty that as soon as he reached, in the labyrinth of a nightmare, a
> brightly remembered small room with a bed and a child's washstand, she
> join him there in her new smooth long beauty; and, on the shade side, the
> pang and panic of finding her changed, hating what he wanted, condemning
> as wrong, explaining to him dreadful new circumstances---that they both
> dead or existed only as extras in a house rented for a motion picture.
> --Ada