NABOKV-L post 0001519, Fri, 6 Dec 1996 10:00:35 -0800

Re: Lolita queries (fwd)
From: Charles Nicol <>

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I've always assumed that the "small hairy hermaphrodite" was either
some sort of hermaphroditic insect (not being an entomologist,
I have no idea which one, but various spiders and even mosquitoes
are hairy) or just an obligatory dig at Freud (as if to suggest
a dream that a Freudian would love to analyze, especially given
the occasion of the dream/sleep "struggle"). I don't quite
buy the "HH's hand" interpretation. Marilyn Edelstein, English,
Santa Clara U, California

I've always thought it was a tarantula too. I vote with Marilyn.
Besides, how your hand be a stranger?

Charles Nicol, Indiana State U