I haven’t had a chance to add to this blog for the past few weeks because I’ve been crazy busy, but I have returned today to ponder over the question “Who wrote ‘Pale Fire’?”
Basically, I’m going to try and find a load of theories online and read them so I can look really smart in class on Thursday. Just kidding. Sort of.
The Novel of the Century: Nabokov’s Pale Fire
By Ron Rosenbaum • 12/06/99 12:00am
“Which is to be master’ in Pale Fire*
A Delineation of Botkin’s Role in Pale Fire, & His Fate Beyond
The Legible Tale of A Stranded Spirit,
An Onomatop�ic Nose & Le Grand N�ant
Quite the Bloodline:
Authorial Resonances in Pale Fire’s Hidden Narrator
–or, most gloomily–
An Incurable Case of Enlightenment in the Face of Nabokovian Fate
by Josh Kaplan
As far as I can make out, nobody has been able to come up with a solid conclusion as to who wrote the poem in Pale Fire, and this has caused the continuing creation of increasingly ridiculous theories. Personally, I’m willing to accept the possibility that any of them could be true – except, perhaps, the one that involves a ghost. Sorry, Brian.