Re: [NABOKV-L] Was Nabokov a Hebephile\Ephebophile?
Stadlen <>
9/9/2015 6:12 PM
Vladimir Nabokov Forum <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>

I can see Jansy's point, but in a way it makes me all the more indignant. Is not someone who accepts money to give a public interview and then becomes an "unreliable interviewee", by lying (in, for example, a journal for which his admiring readers pay good money), dishonouring his contract? Of course, it's only an hypothesis that he was lying. But isn't it fairly clear by now that when Nabokov imagines a character molesting a minor female he is somehow "interested" in that imagined young girl in a way he explicitly and expressly pretends, in interviews, he is not.
Perhaps we should have been warned by his admission that his afterword to the paradigm book for this discussion "may" strike him himself as an "impersonation" of Vladimir Nabokov talking about his own book.

Anthony Stadlen
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