In a message dated 24/04/2006 14:32:55 GMT Standard Time, NABOKV-L@HOLYCROSS.EDU writes:
What happens? The critics hail his "grace and delicacy" and his ability to understand and present "love" in the most unlikely circumstances. The modern devaluation of values seems to have deprived them of the ability to distinguish love from lust and rape. And first among them that dean of critics, Lionel Trilling, who compares Lolita to the legend of Tristan and Isolde!
This is exactly what I have been saying, in my seminars and in emails to this List, over and over again. Trilling et al. are precisely diagnosed (I mean morally, not medically) by "Lolita".
Anthony Stadlen

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