NABOKV-L post 0006117, Sat, 11 Aug 2001 09:37:07 -0700

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Francis Ponge & Glory. (fwd)
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From: Jesse Huisken <notochorde@torporvigil.com>

The character Darwin in Nabokov's Glory is the author of a book of
(apparently) poetic and historical meditations on simple objects &
phenomena (corkscrews, playing Cards reflections). Could Darwin's
book be a reference to the French author Francis Ponge's lifelong
investigation of the poetry of simple objects? Looking at the titles
of Ponge's prose poems we find a definite resemblance. -- Jesse
Huisken