NABOKV-L post 0022901, Tue, 29 May 2012 17:51:16 -0400

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Alexey,

What puzzles me as a reader is the word "palmist," suggesting of course "psalmist" - any thoughts? Could the reference to "the Sister of your Life" throw any light on the theme of incest (possibly another case of Nabokovian misdirection?) in Ada?

Carolyn


So, is the L disaster a reference to Leibniz and Lisbon and Lermontov? Oddly enough you might be onto something. Your comparison of the greek/russian shape of miniscule L to an inverted latin V reminds me that I thought there might be a connection to Victor Hugo and his use of the letter V as his symbol to Vaniada's use of a similar symbol in Ada ... It all seems so long ago.
Carolyn

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