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Date:         Wed, 23 May 2001 13:29:43 -0700
Reply-To:     Vladimir Nabokov Forum <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
Sender:       Vladimir Nabokov Forum <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
From:         "D. Barton Johnson" <>
Organization: International Nabokov Society
Subject:      [Fwd: Chess problem 18 & Butterflies]
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EDITOR's NOTE. I assume DS is referring to problem 18 in the VN book POEMS and PROBLEMS. Interesting question. VN did do a few poems in which the stress pattern, when connected by dots, would form a relevent picture. So why not for chess and butterfly problems? ----------------------------------- Darryl Schade wrote:

> This message was originally submitted by schadedarryl@MCLEODUSA.NET to the > NABOKV-L list at LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU. > > ----------------- Message requiring your approval (8 lines) ------------------- > For the sake of curiosity, do either of the color patterns developed in > the 2 different solutions to problem 18 resemble in any vague manner, > any true patterns in natural butterflies or moths? > Perhaps a silly Question, but with N's vast knowledge about seemingly > everything, this would be uniquely appropriate to be stored in his mind. > > Darryl

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