Re: RARA-AVIS: RE : Lolita and noir

Date: 01 Mar 2007

Patrick wrote:

"Nabokov was a butterfly collector and he said Lolita was a type of butterfly he was trying to capture. He said the novel was a metaphor for his interest in butterflys. Seriously!"

Sounds like something John Fowles could have said in reference to his The Collector, which was supposedly a favorite (either the book or the film made of it) of at least a few serial killers.


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