NABOKV-L post 0011853, Tue, 13 Sep 2005 09:14:29 -0700

Fwd: Re: Centerwall etc...
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Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 07:01:45 -0800
From: Carolyn Kunin <>
Reply-To: Carolyn Kunin <>
Subject: Re: Centerwall etc...
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum

> Personally I find it incendiary and sensationalistic and therefore
> dishonest, to label someone a pedophile without voluminous evidence
> and to my mind, activity, even if you mean it in the strictest
> sense of the word (OED definition follows)and even if you could
> prove that that person HAD been molested as a child by an adult

Dear Suellen Stringer-Hye,

I agree with you. If Centerwall has labeled VN himself as a pedophile, he
had neither right nor reason to do so. The only part of the theory that
interests me is the possibility that VN had been himself molested as a
child. That unfortunately makes devastating sense which I should hasten to
add, doesn't make it true.


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