Vladimir Nabokov

Annotations by Alexey Sklyarenko


Please read Alexey Sklyarenko's annotations on Pale FireAda and other Nabokov works here.

By Alexey Sklyarenko, 27 November, 2023

Describing his life with Rita (a girl whom he picked up at a roadside bar between Montreal and New York), Humbert Humbert (the narrator and main character in VN's novel Lolita, 1955) mentions an amnesic stranger, a blond, almost albino, young fellow with white eyelashes and large transparent ears, who lay snoring in Humbert's and Rita's bed in their hotel room: