NABOKV-L post 0011835, Mon, 12 Sep 2005 08:01:57 -0700

Fwd: PALE FIRE diagram
At 12:30 PM 9/11/05, A. Bouazza wrote to Carolyn

>I found the article [by Centerwell] just when I was about to give up
>the search. My abstract
>is very succinct due to lack of time, and I apologize. My sole reason for
>bringing up this piece is the fact that Jo Morgan failed to admit from the
>outset her indebtedness to it.
>"Hiding in Plain Sight: Nabokov and Pedophilia" Texas Studies in Literature
>and Language, vol 32, no.3 (Fall 1990)468-484.

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>HH does not describe fellatio,
. . .
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Unless I misread, he comes close enough to a description
when he has Lolita "earn the hard and nauseous way permission to
participate in the school's theatrical program;"

>and when Lolita refers to that act HH finds
>it so disgusting he resorts to French to mention it.

Perhaps it's disgusting only when it involves Lolita
with Quilty's beastly boys.

Mary Krimmel

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