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mitty
Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:55 pm Reply with quote
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Nowadays, he'd probably get off with an insanity plea. On both counts.
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pedersencr
Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2004 1:39 pm Reply with quote
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mitty wrote:
Nowadays, he'd probably get off with an insanity plea. On both counts.

Mitty,
Shucks! I thought it might take longer than that for someone to find the ultimate defense! Very Happy
Very good!
Charles
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yambu
Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 10:53 am Reply with quote
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Charles, I'm afraid I'm Lolita'd out. I don't have one more thing to offer. It's been a great run, and you deserve much of the credit. Thank you.

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pedersencr
Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 11:15 am Reply with quote
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yambu wrote:
Charles, I'm afraid I'm Lolita'd out. I don't have one more thing to offer.

Yambu,
You understimate yourself Smile
But I do appreciate all of your earnst devotion to staying with the twists and turns we have been through.
However, I have just one more question (tomorrow) that anyone should be able fire off an answer to. You'll see Twisted Evil
Hope you can lift your fingers one last time.
Charles
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pedersencr
Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 3:35 am Reply with quote
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To all:

I thought we might wrap up with a simple tribute to this masterpiece that has been the fire of our discussion for the past three weeks.


Memories


The question is simple.

What will be your main memory of Lolita?

Charles
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tirebiter
Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 8:42 am Reply with quote
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For me, the book is one long giggle-- Nabokov's writing makes me laugh.
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pedersencr
Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 1:47 pm Reply with quote
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My memory will be Nabokov's amazing writing, which combined satire, comedy and vivid story-telling into a work of genius.
Charles
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pedersencr
Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 1:56 pm Reply with quote
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And now it is only fair to announce that, when once the orb of the Sun makes a complete circuit of this planet Earth, to the total sounds of silence in this forum, then the Moderator will sing his Swan Song, pull down the curtain, and that will be it. So, last call! Smile
Charles
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mitty
Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 2:02 pm Reply with quote
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Its difficult for me to put my finger on exactly what is most memorable for me. When I first read a novel I tend to engulf it, sensory perception and all that. This book was almost sensory overload! I feel that Humbert was a monster that repented in the end. I quote:

"When I started, fifty-six days ago, to write Lolita. first in the psychopathic ward for observation, and then in this well-heated, albeit tombal, seclusion, I thought I would use these notes in toto at my trial, to save not my head, of course, but my soul. In mid-composition, however, I realized that I could not parade living Lolita. I still may use parts of this memoir in hermetic sessions, but publication is to be deferred........................I wish this memoir to be published only when Lolita is no longer alive."
There was also a place where he realized that he had damaged Lolita, perhaps beyond repair. Nabokov put the kibosh on the reader ever knowing for sure the result of Humbert's interference in her life. I mean in the long run of course.

The book also made me realize the full extent of my own mother's protection of her only child.

I'm glad we read it. And discussed it so throughly.
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mitty
Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 2:03 pm Reply with quote
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I had to digest. Smile
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mitty
Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 9:49 am Reply with quote
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I feel somewhat like the lone ranger here guys. Rolling Eyes Wink
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pedersencr
Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:11 am Reply with quote
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mitty wrote:
I feel somewhat like the lone ranger here guys. Rolling Eyes Wink

Mitty,
We're all here still. Smile
I just thought I'd leave the mike open here for people to compose their thoughts without the moderator poking his nose in for once.
Feel free,
Charles
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pedersencr
Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 2:15 pm Reply with quote
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To all, and everyone:

The Sun has come around the Pole once again and the curtain comes down on this Forum.

I hope that everyone who has participated, from regulars to those who stepped in for just a moment, is basking in the well-deserved compliments that this Lolita Forum has attracted. Truly, without everyone's enthusiastic participation and willing contribution, this would not have been the glorious Forum that it has been. Sincerest thanks to all for that. Cheers!

On a personal note, I have to say that I have had a ball! This has been more fun than I could ever have imagined and, for that also, I thank you.

Perhaps, this New Year's Day, on her birthday, we might remember to have one additional toast, to the memory of that little girl who long ago started all this commotion.

Thanks everyone, for everything,
See you around, Smile
Charles
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marantzo
Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 2:35 pm Reply with quote
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I won't be toasting the little bitch.
marantzo
Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 2:36 pm Reply with quote
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And river or no river, thank you, Charles.

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