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From: Carolyn Kunin
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum
Sent: Monday, November 11, 2002 6:14 PM
Subject: reply to JP and MR re Hazel & her roommate

Dear Mr Reynolds,

Ms Kunin might have a valid point here about Hazel and her parents' pity.

The valid point is Jerry Friedman's.

Dear Jen,

Her parents and home were her one zone of love and security - but not enough, given her'faint hope' for love and a normal life beyond this nest.

I just noticed another oddity. Although Hazel lives at home, the nun-to-be is described as "that nice frail roommate," presumably Hazel's.