NABOKV-L post 0002535, Sun, 2 Nov 1997 09:35:32 -0800

Re: Puzzling Nabokov reference in DFWallace's _A Supposedly..._
In a message dated 97-11-01 14:52:45 EST, you write:

<< DFW is of course referring to Gaddis, Barth and Pynchon... He doesn't
mention Nabokov later on, but there seems to be an unspoken assumption
that these writers could not have written what they did w/o VN.

if this were the assumption, why?