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[Fwd: Boyd's 'Nabokov's Pale Fire']
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Thu, 09 Nov 2000 12:08:42 -0800
From:
"D. Barton Johnson" <chtodel@gte.net>
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EDITOR's NOTE. Below, "Brian Boyd (FOA ENG)" <b.boyd@auckland.ac.nz>
responds to Tom Nguyen's query (at bottom) re responses to Boyd's Pale
argument as advanced first in his article in NABOKV STUDIES #4 and then
in his recent book.
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There is a response of sorts to the first part of my argument that first

appeared in
the article "Shade and Shape in 'Pale Fire'" in Nabokov Studies 4
(although
to me it does not seem actually to respond to anything I say) by Kevin
Ohi
in the forthcoming issue (#5) of Nabokov Studies, with my response in
return. (EDITOR'S INSERT: NABOKOV STUDIES #5 is to be mailed later this
month.)

There are also two pieces by Ron Rosenbaum in The New York Observer,
April
26 and December 6 1999, which respond to an earlier stage and then to
the
book version of the argument and should be available from the New York
Observer's website. Rosenbaum seems sentimentally attached to Mary
McCarthy's rather hysterical version of Botkin = Kinbote as the deepest
one
can get into Pale Fire.

I hope Tom Nguyen's message implies he has found more ammunition.

Brian Boyd
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Tom Nguyen wrote:

> I'm doing some work on Pale Fire and was wondering if there have
beenany
> responses or counterarguments to Boyd's recent study, "The Magic of
> Artistic Discovery".
>
> Please respond to me if you have any information.
>
> Thanks,
> Tom Nguyen
>
> __________________________________________
> TOM NGUYEN PO Box 14795
> miles@stanford.edu Stanford, CA 94309
> Kairos 200 (650) 497-5527

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EDITOR's RESPONSE. Citations of review articles are welcome. The
genesis of Boyd's book was an extended discussion on NABOKV-L a few
years ago. The discussion can be retrieved from the NABOKV-L archives
via a search command with the words
Boyd and PALE FIRE.
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There is a response of sorts to the first part of my argument to appear,
in
the article "Shade and Shape in 'Pale Fire'" in Nabokov Studies 4
(although
to me it does not seem actually to respond to anything I say) by Kevin
Ohi
in the forthcoming issue (#5) of Nabokov Studies, with my response in
return.

There are also two pieces by Ron Rosenbaum in The New York Observer,
April
26 and December 6 1999, which respond to an earlier stage and then to
the
book version of the argument and should be available from the New York
Observer's website. Rosenbaum seems sentimentally attached to Mary
McCarthy's rather hysterical version of Botkin = Kinbote as the deepest
one
can get into Pale Fire.

I hope Tom Nguyen's message implies he has found more ammunition.

Brian Boyd
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-----Original Message-----
Tom Nguyen wrote:

> I'm doing some work on Pale Fire and was wondering if there have been
any
> responses or counterarguments to Boyd's recent study, "The Magic of
> Artistic Discovery".
>
> Please respond to me if you have any information.
>
> Thanks,
> Tom Nguyen
>
> __________________________________________
> TOM NGUYEN PO Box 14795
> miles@stanford.edu Stanford, CA 94309
> Kairos 200 (650) 497-5527

---------------------------------
EDITOR's RESPONSE. Citations of review articles are welcome. The
genesis of Boyd's book was an extended discussion on NABOKV-L a few
years ago. The discussion can be
retrieved from the NABOKV-L archives via a search command with the words

Boyd and PALE FIRE.