Boyd, Brian. A Source for the Title of Bend Sinister?. 2002

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Bibliographic title
A Source for the Title of Bend Sinister?
Periodical or collection
The Nabokovian
Periodical issue
no. 48
Page(s)
5-7
Publication year
Abstract

Proposes that the title Bend Sinister may have a personal--and Shakespearean--association for Nabokov. The heraldic bend in the Shakespeare crest was on the cover and inside on the paste-down front endpaper of the 16mo Temple editions of Shakespeare in his father's library. Bend Sinister places more weight on Shakespeare than any other Nabokov novel.