NABOKV-L post 0002256, Fri, 1 Aug 1997 09:34:24 -0700

Re: Lolita's beginnings? (fwd)
Re: Brian Boyd's post about the Julian Evans piece in the London Review of
Books. Evans says the Lolita/Larbaud link is a "parallel ... that has never
been clarified." I'm not certain what E. means by 'clarified,' but it
should be pointed out that Christine Raguet-Bouvart, in her 1996 book
_Lolita, un royaume au-dela des mers_, does mention the apparent connection
and quotes the passage from Larbaud's _Des prenoms feminins_ that begins
"Lolita est une petite fille," i.e., the same passage quoted by Evans.

Jeff Edmunds