NABOKV-L post 0024027, Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:59:57 -0400

Re: Birthday Wish
Okay. I give up. It was a flighty idea based on incomplete information. Jansy, I meant "good guys" to include "good gals". Anyway, if we stick with the theory, then Gradus is not a bad guy which leads to some interesting conjectures, but I've overdone the conjecture bit. I enjoyed the VN Birthday celebration. Do we have to wait a whole year to do it again?
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:04:45 -0400
From: nabokv-l@UTK.EDU
Subject: Re: [NABOKV-L] Birthday Wish

We also know Gradus's (a Bad Guy) and
Dolly's (a Good Girl). I suspect Quilty's, and Pnin's
V.V. are 4/23 or a variation of it.

On 4/24/2013 7:51 AM, Jansy wrote:

Trying to understand your idea: John
Shade, Kinbote and Gradus, Sebastian, Pnin, Fyodor ( and
perhaps Van Veen) ...are they the "good guys"? What do you
mean by "good" ( and "bad")?
Did you simply mean "the guys"
and not the gals?

-----Mensagem Original-----

De: frances assa

Enviada em: quarta-feira,
24 de abril de 2013 00:43
Assunto: Re: [NABOKV-L]
Birthday Wish

A noble goal to compile such a list.

It did seem to me with respect to your query "I have been
wondering...why we do not know Humbert's birthday (in
contrast to Fyodor G-Ch's, his father's, Sebastian Knight's,
Pnin's, and John Shade & co's) that the list of
characters for whom we know birthdays is a list of good
guys, exclusively.

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