NABOKV-L post 0009020, Thu, 11 Dec 2003 17:00:08 -0800

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Fw: Fw: Patricia Highsmith and Lolita's road trip
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From: "Jansy Berndt de Souza Mello" <jansy@aetern.us>
To: "Vladimir Nabokov Forum" <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
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> Hello, Christoph Heuke - and List,
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> Why were you disturbed to be reminded of Lolita while reading
Highsmith
> and realizing that VN´s book was the more recent one? I think that even
if
> VN had been inspired in PH´s book it wouldn´t affect Lolita´s originality.
> Today I was telling my grand-children the Red-Riding Hood story and
> realized that the bad wolf´s tactics to eat the grandmother first so as to
> better enjoy Rottkäpchen as dessert had also something of Lolita!
Picasso
> painted more than thirty variations on Vélazques´ " Las Meninas".
> For those who enjoy reading Latin American authors, there is a
wonderful
> text by Jorge Luís Borges on " copying another author": " Pierre
Ménard".
> Jansy
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> From: "D. Barton Johnson" <chtodel@cox.net>
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> Subject: Fw: Patricia Highsmith and Lolita's road trip
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> > From: "Christoph Heuke" <c_heuke@hotmail.com>
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> > > Odd to think of Quilty as a sinister detective? Well, Humbert himself
> had
> > > "surmised" this (II, 18).
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> > > I for myself, having read Highsmith's novel a couple of years ago,
> > remember
> > > that I was strongly reminded of "Lolita", too - and disturbed when I
> > learned
> > > that Nabokov's book was the younger one. Not enough to base a theory
on,
> > of
> > > course (at least for an amateur Nabokophile like me).
> > >
> > > Best regards,
> > >
> > > Christoph Heuke
> > > Wiesbaden, Germany
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