NABOKV-L post 0003270, Thu, 6 Aug 1998 07:48:19 -0700

Re: Reviews, narrativel delusion, topics of discussion (fwd)
EDITOR's NOTE.uellen Stringer-Hye is the copiler-editor of a fascinating
series of compendia on VN in the media. Called VNCollations, they are
available in the NABOKV-L archives.
From: Suellen Stringer-Hye

My own opinion on another aspect of Lo, formed during my year-long
Nabokov journey in 1996, was that the seduction of Lo at EH, and the
notion that she had engaged in social activity previously, was strongly
distorted by the narrator, and perhaps invented. It would be the mind-set
of a pedophiliac to fantasize such a sex life for his victims.

In support of this viewpoint is the detail, often overlooked, that
Lolita/Dolly has Humbert purchase for her a box of tampons the
following day.

Suellen Stringer-Hye
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
Vanderbilt University