In a message dated 16/11/2006 03:59:19 GMT Standard Time, NABOKV-L@HOLYCROSS.EDU writes:
Back in 2003, Carolyn pointed out that,assuming for the moment that Lukin (Shade's mother's maiden name) is a Russian surname, the only American scholar of Russian descent in the novel is one John Francis Shade.
This, and all Matthew Roth's other points, are perfectly valid.
Anthony Stadlen 

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