Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0001507, Wed, 4 Dec 1996 10:42:31 -0800

Re: teen readers (fwd)
From: Roy Johnson <Roy@mantex.demon.co.uk>

On this issue of reading, 'innocence', and the Teen,
I have often wondered as follows:

1. If someone is too young to understand the subtle and
even possibly corrupting influence of a self-justifying
narrator such as HH, then no corruption will take place.

2. If the same person is old enough to understand 'what
is going on' [nudge, nudge] then they must also have the
capacity to deal with the issues.

No problem in either case.

Roy Johnson