NABOKV-L post 0002403, Mon, 29 Sep 1997 20:23:20 -0700

Re: Shakespeare, Devere (& VN) (fwd)
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum <>
Subject: Re: Shakespeare, Devere (& VN) (fwd)

Donald Barton Johnson wrote:
> EDITOR'S NOTE. As all good Nabokovians know, VN lampooned the "Who Wrote
> Shakespeare?" industry in *Bend Sinister*.

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Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 00:08:30 +0400
From: "Peter A. Kartsev" <>

Just for the sake of accuracy, I'd like to point out that VN doesn't
exactly lampoon the whole industry, only a small part of it - namely, the
Baconian pseudo-ciphers. There follows a short passage in the same chapter
that indicates he was at the very least aware of the problems and
contradictions arising from the orthodox Stratfordian attribution.

Peter Kartsev.