Thursday, July 12, 2007

Against the Ray

The first run of the 1994 London Everyman Press edition of Lolita replaced John Ray Jr.'s foreword with one from Martin Amis. —Leland de la Durantaye, Style Is Matter

Unrelated question: Did the author John Wray (né Henderson) choose his surname as a tribute to "John Ray"? (Or Fay Wray? Or both?)

I like how Leland's name resembles that of Paul Delalande (a philosophical writer of VN's invention).

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2 Comments:

Blogger Mollie said...

I always thought "Leland de la Durantaye" looked like a palindrome, at first glance.

3:35 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

john wray versus fay wray -- who would win??

5:00 PM  

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