I agree with this defense and would go even further to say, that the book is in itself and exploration of how and why the vulnerable and weak are victimized by the strong and respectable. "Reading between the lines" is a "life skill" that Nabokov encouraged. 

Suellen Stringer-Hye


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/11/health/domestic-violence-abusive-relationships.html

From: Vladimir Nabokov Forum [NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU] on behalf of Eric NAIMAN [naiman@BERKELEY.EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 3:12 PM
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Subject: [NABOKV-L] Anne Dwyer on "Why I teach Lolita"

For those of us who teach or admire Lolita, Anne Dwyer (Pomona College) has published an eloquent defense of the novel.


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