“The Word” in The Passenger

I was rereading The Passenger today, and noticed that on the last page the critic says that he “intercede[s] for the Word.” Thanks to today’s discussion, this makes a lot more sense to me. I had never really searched for biblical references in Nabokov’s work, and am now a little afraid (hermeneutic performance anxiety?) that I missed a whole layer of his stories. Have you noticed any biblical references in the stories we’ve read so far?

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