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From: <tom@discobolus.co.za>
To: "Vladimir Nabokov Forum" <nabokv-l@listserv.ucsb.edu>
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2003 10:15 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: Patricia Highsmith and Lolita's road trip


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> Dear Don and List,
>
> There must be thousands of "road novels," and hundreds with roadside
> culture and motels in them. When cornered, even Rabbit Angstrom took to
the
> road, like Kerouac and Cassady. There are probably dozens of
"transgressive
> sex road novels." Movies too; one thinks of "Easy Rider," "Sugarland
> Express," or "Thelma and Louise." After all, in the USA, where's the only
> place you can go when your dirty secret forces you to get out of town? I
> believe that Patricia Highsmith could never have been VN's muse -- not
even
> as Yolande Kickshaw!
>
> Regards,
>
> Tom (Rymour)
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>