Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0001526, Sat, 7 Dec 1996 14:11:30 -0800

Re: Lolita queries (fwd)
From: Walter Miale <wmiale@acbm.qc.ca>

>>Professor Barabtarlo is right: it is not a hand because there are no
>indications in the text that Humbert's hands are (1)small and (2) hairy.
>On the contrary, they are definitely big...

It's not the hands that are small, but the hermaphrodite. The hair is
metaphorical, oneiric and onanistic.