Talk:Poshlost

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Great article! But the ref to Reading Lolita in Tehran is surely not worth making; doesn't add anything much. Can we delete it please? 78.146.20.58 (talk) 07:26, 13 November 2011 (UTC)


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This is a perfect word for so many things! I must use it immediately. --86.160.11.92 (talk) 00:36, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Agreed! 99.27.129.2 (talk) 00:01, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Excellent article and very helpful in my exploration of archetypal characters in Russian Literature. The reference, however, to "Joyce's Marion Bloom" must be corrected. His character, Leopold's wife, is named Molly Bloom. H.L. Mencken's lover may have also displayed some Poshlost, but she (Marion Bloom) is no character of Joyce's. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.15.127.199 (talk) 18:43, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

I'm glad the article was helpful! Molly Bloom's full given name was Marion—see Molly Bloom. For some reason Nabokov referred to her that way in Nikolai Gogol, as you can see here. Since it was correct, we can't change it, though maybe we could add "Molly" in (square) brackets. We should also refer to the Gogol book rather than Davydov's quotation of it. But I don't have time to do any of these things right this minute. —JerryFriedman (Talk) 19:55, 29 March 2012 (UTC)