Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0003450, Mon, 26 Oct 1998 11:13:24 -0800

Re: Inspriration for LOLITA?:through the garden again (fwd)
EDITOR's NOTE. Bosch's "Garden of EArthly Delights" also figures in ADA
where it is used make an important point about VN's aesthetics.
On Mon, 26 Oct 1998, Welch, Rodney wrote:

> The actual title of the Bosch painting is "The Garden of Earthly
> Delights," accent on earthly: Bosch was a man of the Middle Ages, and
> the painting suggests that the pleasures of this world lead to eternal
> torment in the next one. A good reproduction can be found here:
> http://www.southern.net/wm/paint/auth/bosch/delight/delightc.jpg
> Be forewarned -- it takes forever to download.
> Rodney Welch
> Columbia, SC