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Yellow Delicious

Not just an apple from an old Dutch still life (pear, flies): this particular strain originated as a genetic sport--by chance mutation.


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©, Acknowledgments
The Author



       84   The complex genitalia of the blues

"The extremely complex genitalia of the blues," appears in Chapter 3 of Brian Boyd's biography Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years--"Blues" being a nickname for a subfamily of North American butterfly. For a closer look at the "two ambered hooks" of the male Lycædes butterfly's "sculptured sex," see also Vladimir Nabokov's English poem "A Discovery," 1945.

       93   ghostly snow

Especially ghostly, since Moscow summers are not cold; snow is a feature of the vision--a common metaphor's literal-minded extension.

The narrator knows nothing about Russia.


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