Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0002383, Fri, 26 Sep 1997 09:13:24 -0700

Re: Drescher query re "LOLITA's "Chestnut Lodge" (fwd)
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Date: Thu, 25 Sep 1997 01:27:12 -0400 (EDT)
To: NABOKV-L@UCSBVM.ucsb.edu
Subject: Re: Drescher query re "LOLITA's "Chestnut Lodge" (fwd)

From: ValSyl@aol.com

I'm with Dolinin. His exegesis sounds more convincingly Nabokovian than
Professor Naiman's -- and, he backs it up with the Russian version of the

I also had problems with the indecency unearthed by Naiman: it's just not
like the writer we all think we know. "Eryx", "Kitzler", absolutely -- but
vocabulary on this level? I don't think so. Also, Professor Naiman's
"tautology" strikes me as just a wee tad too farfetched.

It was fascinating to read both opinions, nonetheless.