Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0003650, Wed, 27 Jan 1999 11:40:52 -0800

Query: KINBOT-NIKTO B. (fwd)
EDITOR's NOTE. Yes, it has been noted although not frequently. There is a
slight fly in the ointment in that in English the name is spelled KINBOTE
with an E at the end thus marring the anagram.x

From: sersak@chat.ru

Has it somewhere been remarked that the name of themain character
of the novel "Pale Fire", KINBOT is an anagram in which his name turns to

KINBOT - BOTKIN - NIKTO B.(NIKTO - Russian word "nobody", B - ?)

2 main characters - Shade (Whose?) and Botkin - Nikto B (Nobody B)

It is a theme for reflections.

Best regards,
Sersak mailto:sersak@chat.ru