somebody was following their car, Lolita went off with somebody, and Quilty never denied it, so why all these questions?

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From: Meyer, Priscilla <pmeyer@WESLEYAN.EDU>
Sent: Mon, Nov 4, 2013 5:49 pm
Subject: Re: [NABOKV-L] Postscript re: Humbert's Innocence?

Yes, I agree with Beth's excellent analogy. On indeterminacy in LOLITA see also “Lolita and the Genre of the Literary Double: Does Quilty Exist?”  Lolita, ed. Erik Martiny (Paris: Armand,Colin, 2009), 73-83.  

On Nov 4, 2013, at 8:13 AM, NABOKV-L, English wrote:

P.S.  Re: Carolyn's Carrolllian analogy, in my essay, "Executing Sentences in Lolita and the Law," I also argue that the trial in Wonderland is the model for the ending of Lolita--an unresolved criminal investigation or legal trial that transgresses boundaries between narrative levels, leaving the reader as ultimate arbiter--as well as for the ending of other novels, such as Despair and Bend Sinister.

Susan Elizabeth Sweeney
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