NABOKV-L post 0023208, Mon, 6 Aug 2012 19:21:39 -0700

Re: [Fwd: Re: [NABOKV-L] nikto b]
yes, i do remember but can't recall that nabokov denied that but true, a.field was the first
cheers, vladimir

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Subject: Re: [NABOKV-L] nikto b
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2012 21:29:17 +0000
From: Roth, Matthew <>
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
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If my memory has not led me astray, I believe that Andrew Field queried
VN about "Nikto b" and Botkin, but VN denied the connection. I think
this is in some correspondence that survives in the Berg collection.
Does anyone else recall this? That said, I don't think we should feel
obliged to believe VN's denials and/or explanations. There have been
other cases (skoramis, for example) where VN's gloss turned out to be

Matt Roth

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