History Literature / PaleFire

26th Sep '17 11:32:59 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Expy}}: Professor Pnin (from Nabokov's previous novel) makes a brief appearance near the end, [[ShoutOut as does "Hurricane ]]{{Lolita}}."

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* {{Expy}}: Professor Pnin (from Nabokov's previous novel) makes a brief appearance near the end, [[ShoutOut as does "Hurricane ]]{{Lolita}}.]]Literature/{{Lolita}}."
8th Jul '17 8:52:09 AM nombretomado
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According to TheOtherWiki: "The interaction between Kinbote and Shade takes place in the fictitious small college town of New Wye, Appalachia, where they live across a lane from each other, from February to July, 1959. Kinbote writes his commentary from then to October, 1959, in a tourist cabin in the equally fictitious western town of Cedarn, Utana."

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According to TheOtherWiki: Wiki/TheOtherWiki: "The interaction between Kinbote and Shade takes place in the fictitious small college town of New Wye, Appalachia, where they live across a lane from each other, from February to July, 1959. Kinbote writes his commentary from then to October, 1959, in a tourist cabin in the equally fictitious western town of Cedarn, Utana."
30th Jun '17 10:25:57 AM SpectralTime
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* AlwaysSecondBest: John Shade is always listed ''second'' after Robert Frost in the lists of New England poets, something he dislikes but lives with.
19th Dec '16 12:29:58 PM JulianLapostat
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* BiographyAClef: Kinbote more or less insists on reading Shade's poem in this fashion, and insists that real-life precedents exist for the thinnest allusions in Shade's poem, and presents his wild speculation and theory as proof of this.
2nd Nov '16 4:09:24 PM DustSnitch
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* DepravedHomosexual: Kinbote is mildly promiscuous with certain of his students who are in the closet (he installed ''two'' ping-pong tables in the basement den of his rented house as a pretext/excuse for bringing younger men home), although he claims to have been heartbroken by one with whom he was seeking a less ephemeral relationship. His adoration of Shade also borders on HoYay.

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* DepravedHomosexual: Kinbote is mildly promiscuous with certain of his students who are in the closet (he installed ''two'' ping-pong tables in the basement den of his rented house as a pretext/excuse for bringing younger men home), although he claims to have been heartbroken by one with whom he was seeking a less ephemeral relationship. His adoration of Shade also borders on HoYay.HomoeroticSubtext.
11th Aug '16 8:20:30 AM 06tele
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** In-universe, Kinbote's tales about King Charles of Zembla are full of homoeroticism and distaste for women.
11th Aug '16 8:17:44 AM 06tele
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* AuthorAppeal: References to butterflies, like every one of Nabokov's books.

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* AuthorAppeal: References to butterflies, like every one of Nabokov's books.[[note]]Kinbote persistently misidentifies them or completely fails to recognise them, a clue to how much of an UnreliableNarrator he is.[[/note]]
5th Feb '16 5:50:03 PM 04tele
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* TheWoobie: Hazel Shade. [[spoiler: The saddest thing about the book is that Kinbote doesn't realise it, and thinks that he himself is this.]]
5th Feb '16 5:48:58 PM 04tele
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* TheWoobie: Hazel Shade. [[spoiler: The saddest thing about the book is that Kinbote doesn't realise it, and thinks that he himself is this.]]
5th Feb '16 5:45:05 PM 04tele
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: In terms of his physical appearance, evocative name, and his generally sober, unflashy, classical diction, John Shade could be considered this with respect to Creator/RobertFrost.
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