NABOKV-L post 0007120, Wed, 20 Nov 2002 10:28:39 -0800

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Fw: NYTimes.com Article: Forget the Sex and Violence; Shame Is
the Ratings Leader
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EDNOTE: I have extracted the VN part from the article mentioned below.
Should you wish to read the entire thing (God knows why), it is available at
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/20/arts/television/20BACH.html?ex=1038812804&
ei=1&en=46ef6927588b09a1


----- Original Message -----
From: <freda.fuller@mwsu.edu>
To: <chtodel@cox.net>
Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 9:20 AM
Subject: NYTimes.com Article: Forget the Sex and Violence; Shame Is the
Ratings Leader



> This article from NYTimes.com
> has been sent to you by freda.fuller@mwsu.edu.
>
>
> Here is an article from today's New York Times Online in which the mother
in Nabokov's "Lolita" is compared with a failed contestant on the reality TV
show "The Bachelor."
>
> freda.fuller@mwsu.edu
>
>
> Forget the Sex and Violence; Shame Is the Ratings Leader
>
> November 20, 2002
> By ALESSANDRA STANLEY
>

>
> In our culture, there is still nothing particularly
> humiliating about a man pursuing unrequited love, but there
> is almost always something faintly ridiculous about a woman
> trying too hard. Cyrano de Bergerac was noble. Christi, the
> weepy, injured reject on "The Bachelor" (she is known on
> the show as the "Fatal Attraction" candidate) was closer to
> Charlotte Haze, the mother in Nabokov's "Lolita."
>