RARA-AVIS: Re: Lolita Humor

From: Richard Moore ( moorich@aol.com)
Date: 06 Feb 2007

Thanks Jack for the reminders of some specifics. It's been over 40 years since I've read Lolita. A sobering thought is that many of the people on this list were kids or yet to be born when I last read the book. Impressions remain. Nabokov was such a sly old dog with wordplay and bits of business. Pale Fire was another fine book.

Richard Moore

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Bludis Jack <buildsnburns@...> wrote:
> It's been 30 years since I read *Lolita* but I recall
> laughing out loud at a list of motels and signs that
> Humbert saw along the highways and byways of America. A
> very long paragraph filled with names of businesses like
> Starlight Manor, Roadside Roost, Burger Corral, and
> All-Night Naps.
> Noir? Not quite. More well-written weird rather than
> anything else.
> Jack Bludis
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