Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0001090, Wed, 10 Apr 1996 14:42:57 -0700

Nabokoviana: subset "Dolorology"
Muscovite Sergey B. Ilyin <isb@glas.apc.org> reports:

About a year ago, there appeared in all of the Moscow and Petersburg (and
presumable elsewhere) tobacco kiosks a brand of cigarette lighter (saying
"Made in The USA") with the inscription "Lolita." On each is a picture of
a buxsome maiden wearing only a tiny skirt, lolling on her stomach with
her head raised like a cobra, and legs (bent at the knee) awave.

Bol'she poka poradovat' nechem.