NABOKV-L post 0022153, Wed, 9 Nov 2011 02:02:15 +0000

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Re: Echoes of VN's father's death in PF
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You might want to look a bit further, at the motif of the wrong-man-murdered in the novels...........a key plot element that appears quite frequently across the novels and stories.

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GS Lipon writes:

Shade's use of his daughter's death as the subject of his literary writing recalls the death of VN's own father.
What I'm wondering is whether this theme, or some variation, the death of a writer's loved one, its use as literary subject matter, or something similar, is present in any other works of his.

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