Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0020185, Tue, 8 Jun 2010 22:59:35 EDT

Re: Nabokov & Playboy ...

In a message dated 09/06/2010 03:08:28 GMT Daylight Time,
spklein52@HOTMAIL.COM writes [quoting -- A. S.]:

Playboy often bills itself as America’s most intelligent smut magazine and
Nabokov was certainly one of America’s most intelligent smut authors.

Did not Nabokov invite just this description by his bizarre collusion with
Playboy? If "Lolita" is a truly moral work, what was he playing at? To
Nabokovians it may betoken some kind of amused sophisticion, but does it not
demonstrate a moral confusion?

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