In a message dated 09/03/2009 17:49:33 GMT Standard Time, chaiselongue@EARTHLINK.NET writes:
On Mar 9, 2009, at 6:18 AM, Nabokv-L Matt Roth wrote:   Shade's muse is a versipel (werewolf) and Kinbote's middle name is Vseslav (which can only be a reference to the legendary werewolf of that name, as explained in "The Vseslav Epos," by Jakobson and Szeftel).

Dear Matt,

This is the first I hear of this discovery and it's wonderful! Szeftel, as you may know, has been identified as the model for Professor Pnin (Galya Diment, Pniniad, Nabokov and Marc Szeftel).

Nabokov was going to translate The Song of Igor's Campaign (in which Vseslav as werewolf is described) with Jakobson and Szeftel, but asked to be released to do his own autonomous translation, published 1960.
Anthony Stadlen

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