Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0001230, Mon, 19 Aug 1996 10:38:55 -0700

VVN's research for LOLITA (fwd)
EDITOR'S NOTE. Nabokov's research notes for LOLITA are in his Library of
Congress archive.I vaguely recall quite a bit of research on young girls
and the law and on paedophilia. Perhaps someone out there has looked at
this material more recently.
From: Alexander Justice <jahvah@empirenet.com>

>He had an interest in the subject of middle-aged men who
>are attracted to very young girls. It's as simple as that.
> Dr Roy Johnson | roy@mantex.demon.co.uk

Is anyone aware of what psychological sources VVN may have used in doing
research for LO? While reading the novel, I was impressed by his insight
in the construction of HH's interior state and paraphiliac symptoms. Of
course, I will arrive at the relevent section of Boyd's work soon, so
perhaps the question should be phrased as a request for any information
beyond that which has been presented there. Thank you!

Alexander Justice * jahvah@empirenet.com * Polyana, California, USA

"All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family
is unhappy in its own way." --Lyov Tolstoy