NABOKV-L post 0017335, Mon, 17 Nov 2008 10:55:50 -0500

THOUGHTS: More on Symonds
This Wikipedia article explains why Kinbote, at least, might have admired
J.A. Symonds.

I wonder how much concerning Symonds' own habits would have been known to
VN. Since my last post, I realized that Sexual Inversion became the first
part of Havelock Ellis's Psychology of Sex, which VN said he read in
preparation for writing Lolita.

Matt Roth

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