Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0000035, Wed, 21 Jul 1993 10:24:38 -0700

Quotation (fwd)
Dear Rosemary Rodd,
Here is a response to your query of 18 July. Our thanks to
Svetlana Polsky.
Don Johnson

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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 93 14:53:12 +0200
From: slarl@vinga.hum.gu.se
To: nabokv-l@ucsbvm.bitnet
Subject: Quotation

Concerning Rosemary Rodd's question:
The quotation you are looking for is from V. Nabokov's first novel
"Mashenka" ("Mary"), 1926: "... as we know, memory can restore to
life everything except smells, although nothing revives the past
so completely as a smell that was once associated with it." Translated
from the Russian by M. Glenny in collaboration with the author; London,
1971, chapter 8, p. 60.
Svetlana Polsky