Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0022588, Tue, 13 Mar 2012 02:52:05 -0400

Re: The "56 days" conundrum in "Lolita"

In a message dated 13/03/2012 01:07:32 GMT Standard Time,
bstone41@HOTMAIL.COM writes:

If you include both the start and end dates of this interval, you should
get 56 days: 9/22 - 9/30 (9 days), 10/1 - 10/31 (31 days), 11/1 - 11/16 (16
But that is not the normal meaning of "56 days ago", surely? And why does
VN so emphasize 52 (in Appel's notes)?

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