Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0001406, Mon, 4 Nov 1996 08:47:04 -0800

Re: Homosexuals in VN (fwd)
From: Alexander Justice <jahvah@empirenet.com>

>Would be interested in what all of you out there think about this.

I think there are plenty more negative heterosexuals in his writing. But
I also think human beings, sexually, are so diverse that a dichotomy
based on an abstraction of the gender which attracts one is basically
meaningless. At any given time, there are far more people who do not
attract any of us sexually than there are those who do. In the spirit of
VVN, it seems proper to whittle away at generalizations and genera, and
to deal with his characters in their details, not as representatives of
groups which only exist as abstractions.


Alexander Justice * jahvah@empirenet.com * San Rafael, California, USA

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