NABOKV-L post 0020746, Mon, 20 Sep 2010 21:21:09 -0400

missed one from SKB re: Sacher-Masoch
[Not sure whether this one failed to get distributed, but kind reminder suggests that it went astray. Here it is again, just in case. ~SB]

From: Stan <>
Date: 17 September 2010 23:09:47 GMT+01:00
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
Subject: Re: [NABOKV-L] Sacher-Masoch

Jansy: purely for research, I bought a copy of the English-version of a Japanese magazine called GOTHIC-LOLITA. The pictures and cartoons were relatively innocent and hardly aimed at perverted adults. The ads and letters pages indicated a lively international readership with many
Gothic-Lolita clubs dressing up for fun, especially in Japan and USA. The general image was
a teen-aged girl dressing up as an impossibly frilly, exotic 10-12-year-old. The Lolita connection,
as you hint, is quite problematical. I think it's clear that VN's HH was NOT attracted by older
girls dolled up as younger bait! The true nymphet needed no accessorizing?
My research continues ...
Stan Kelly-Bootle

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