NABOKV-L post 0006536, Thu, 9 May 2002 11:42:10 -0700

Re: "White Widowed Male" (fwd)
From: Suellen Stringer-Hye <>

Yannicke Chupin asked -- Is that a hazardous interpretation?

I don't think so though I wish I'd seen the reference when I was
putting together "The Weed Exiles the Flower, Melville and Nabokov,"
Nabokov Studies, Vol. 5, which would support that interpretation.


<bigger>According to Suzanne Fraysse* (or did somebody mention that before?) there

is also a reference to Melville, The WHITE Widowed mALE in the title. Is

that a hazardous interpretation? Considering the important presence of

Melville and of the hunting theme in Lolita...

yannicke chupin


*Folie et ecriture et Lecture dans l'oeuvre de Vladimir Nabokov

Suellen Stringer-Hye
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
Vanderbilt University