NABOKV-L post 0000124, Sun, 24 Oct 1993 16:40:02 -0700

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Re: Nabokov's punctuation (fwd)
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The following is a response to the editor's request for striking uses of
parentheses (and other punctuation) by VN. Others?
The Editor
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Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1993 21:29:08 -0400 (EDT)
From: COTUGNO@ZODIAC.BITNET
To: NABOKV-L@UCSBVM.BITNET
Subject: Re: Nabokov's punctuation

from _Despair_ p.12

Chocolate, as everybody knows... (let the reader imagine here a description
of its making).

Amusing and representative of Hermann's impatience with everyone around him
that doesn't share his artistic *vision* -- the same vision that allowed
him to see Felix as his double!
He desperately wants to tell his tale and even admits in the same paragraph,"
Dull work recounting all this. Bores me to death."

but one of the funniest, I think, is from _Lolita_ when Humbert is talking
about his mother dying--- (picnic, lightning). Absolutely incredible!!