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From: Carolyn Kunin
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum
Sent: Saturday, November 23, 2002 10:16 PM
Subject: who wrote the index

I cannot see Hazel as having a hand in writing any portion of PF, whether foreword, poem, commentary or index. And I cannot believe, as some have said, that John Shade wrote the index.


Dear Mr Brown,

I think that Nabokov himself claimed that Shade wrote the index. Since it is clearly the work of Kinbote, I interpret this as a hint that Kinbote and Shade are the same person.