NABOKV-L post 0017005, Sat, 6 Sep 2008 13:47:42 -0400

Re: a clever rif f on Nabokov’s “Lolita”...
Dear list,

This line from the NYT Book Review posted earlier may more startling than it
was intended to be:

"Only this Humbert is a woman and her nymphet is a fawn named Felix..."
A small point, but I think that HH never went so far as bestiality himself
(despite the veiled insult to the Basque shepherd father of Mary Lore in
Lolita). Perhaps the reviewer meant "faun"?


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