Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0025264, Sun, 6 Apr 2014 20:21:47 -0700

Re: RES: [NABOKV-L] Dr Krolik in Ada pupae and maggots
Dear Jansy,

No entomologist, moi, however, as I began to see a distinct pattern of murders on the part of our Ada, I could certainly imagine the possibility that those pupae were the her method of killing Krolik. Ada is knowledgeable in the area of botany and toxicology and could have put a living Krolik into a death-like state and left the maggots to finish him  off. If correct, it would suggest a pun on her name: yady ady (Ada's poisons).

Just the other day read of a legal suit against a local hospital (White Memorial) who apparently left a woman in a morgue freezer. The marks on her corpse when it was buried were not there when her family last saw her. They believe she may have waked and tried to escape.* Byvaet (it happens). Gogol (among others) feared it would happen to him.

*April 3, 2014, 9:55 a.m.The family of an 80-year-old woman is suing a Boyle Heights hospital after a pathologist determined that she was "frozen alive," "eventually woke up" and injured herself as she struggled unsuccessfully to escape, according to court records.
Maria de Jesus Arroyo, 80, was pronounced dead in July 2010 at White Memorial Medical Center in Boyle Heights after suffering a heart attack. When morticians received her body a few days later, they found her body facedown, with her nose broken and cuts and bruises to her face, injuries so severe they could not be covered up by makeup, according to court papers.


From: Jansy Mello <jansy.mello@OUTLOOK.COM>
Sent: Sunday, April 6, 2014 1:45 PM
Subject: [NABOKV-L] RES: [NABOKV-L] Dr Krolik in Ada pupae and maggots

...after Dr Krolik died (in 1886) of a heart attack in his garden, she [Ada] had placed all her live pupae in his open coffin* where he lay, she said, as plump and pink as in vivo. (1.35)* As Boyd points out in his "Annotations," a roly-poly old Pole who feeds his maggots in peace is both Krolik and Polonius, a character in Hamlet (who is at supper "not where he eats, but where a' is eaten... we fat ourselves for maggots...").
C. Kunin: And he was in vivo according to my lights…
JM:Do butterfly pupae feed on carrion, like maggots do? Please, Carolyn, explain how you concluded that Dr.Krolik as still alive in his coffin. You made me extremely curious. Was you clue the comparison “as in vivo”?


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