NABOKV-L post 0005841, Mon, 19 Mar 2001 10:03:56 -0800

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Kinbote's health
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From Jeff Edmunds <jhe@psulias.psu.edu>:

Kinbote's attempt, like Smurov's, was botched. Nabokov is dead. Kinbote
lives.

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EDITOR's RESPONSE. Identity is a murky matter before, after, and even
during life. In spite of Kinbote's reported suicide, he continues to
contribute to literature. See the ghost-written "Silvery Light" now in
its 9th instalment on ZEMBLA. There is also a cat in St. Petersburg
named "Dr. Kinbote.
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At 04:37 PM 3/18/01 -0800, you wrote:
>SEE EDITOR's RESPONSE below.
>
>-------- Original Message --------
>Subject: Re: Fw: nabokov afield: the otherworld?
>Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2001 13:55:07 +0000
>From: Jeff Edmunds <jhe@psulias.psu.edu>
>
>
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> From Jeff Edmunds <jhe@psulias.psu.edu>
>
>Kinbote is not dead.
>
> > Glancing at the masthead, I noticed a few
> > odd names in
> > the list of editorial contributors: Dolores Haze, Charles Kinbote, John
> > Humbert-Shade.
> >
> > EDITOR's COMMENT. A true gem. Is it merely by chance that all of the
> > editorial contributors are dead?
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>EDITOR's RESPONSE to his esteemed colleague, Jeff Edmunds (a.k.a. The
>Wizard of ZEMBLA). In an interview, didn't VN report that Kinbote
>commits suicide?