Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0009023, Fri, 12 Dec 2003 15:28:49 -0800

Fw: Patricia Highsmith and Lolita's road trip
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From: "Christoph Heuke" <c_heuke@hotmail.com>
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2003 12:04 PM
Subject: Re: Patricia Highsmith and Lolita's road trip
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> Highsmith's "The Price of Salt" is definitely closer to "Lolita" than
> Rider," "Sugarland Express," or "Thelma and Louise", and I still believe
> matter deserves a closer look.
> What it was that disturbed me? Not the fact that Nabokov might have
> corrupted the originality of his work. Far from it. I was just so sure
> aha, here we have another writer alluding to "Lolita" - but then it turned
> out that, technically, it could only have been the other way round.
> Nevertheless, I agree with Tom: It seems totally unlikely that VN modeled
> his masterpiece after the Highsmith book. Not his sphere.
> Greetings,
> Christoph Heuke
> Wiesbaden, Germany
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