Re: [NABOKV-L] Lolita and father-daughter love
joseph Aisenberg <>
Sat, 13 Sep 2008 12:25:54 -0700 (PDT)
Vladimir Nabokov Forum <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>

I turned a friend on to this book who made a similar argument that Humbert was at least a good father in the sense that he took care of her and educated her. I suppose there is a point here to be made, but its mitigated I think by the fact Humbert's motivation had little or nothing to do with rearing a fully rounded human being--most of that stuff seems like it was done to pass time until he could make time with Lolita or else try wipe out everything about her that made him bristle, i.e. almost everything about the poor girl. Also it's not like that education did her much good; he taught her much more about life in other ways.

From: Charles Nicol <chaznicol@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Re: [NABOKV-L] Lolita and father-daughter love
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2008, 12:09 PM

I've been reading this Lolita discussion and missing a central concern:  the actual father-daughter relationship.  [. . .]
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