NABOKV-L post 0002323, Wed, 3 Sep 1997 09:44:42 -0700

Lo's morality (fwd)
EDITOR's NOTE. Tom Seifried's "Nabokov's Poetics of Vision, or What _Anna
Karenina_ is Doing in _Kamera Obskura_ (Laughter in the Dark) appeared in
NABOKOV STUDIES. vol. 3 (1996). The complete text may be read on
ZEMBLA. (One article from each annual issue is
chosen for display on the Nabokov Web Site ZEMBLA at
http: //
From: seifrid <>

The recent issue of the *Times Literary Supplement* (August 29 1997), p.14,
contains an essay by Colin McGinn entitled "The Moral Case for *Lolita*."
(Alas, marred by a couple of minor errors: the caption to a photo from the
Kubrick film of the novel remarks that "there are no stills available from
the new *Lolita*," which as anyone on the internet knows is not quite true;
and a quotation from the novel has a lamentable typo: "I was a pentapol
[sic] monster"--whatever that is, though one can imagine this line emerging
in the Paula Jones trial).

Tom Seifrid