(urth) Incidental observation
dstockhoff at verizon.net
Mon Apr 18 13:30:47 PDT 2011
True, and she was a girl when he met her. More of an Annabel Leigh, perhaps.
--- On Mon, 4/18/11, James Wynn <crushtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: James Wynn <crushtv at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: (urth) Incidental observation
> To: "The Urth Mailing List" <urth at lists.urth.net>
> Date: Monday, April 18, 2011, 3:03 PM
> Well...Dorcas is a water nymph, and
> by extension a siren. One issue that
> might be important is that Valeria is, in a sense, Sev's
> girlfriend". He meets her before he met Thecla or any of
> the others.
> On 4/18/2011 12:59 PM, DAVID STOCKHOFF wrote:
> > I was just looking for commentary on Lolita and found
> the following brief description of a minor character:
> > Valeria - Humbert’s first wife, whom he
> married to cure himself of his addiction to nymphets.
> Humbert finds Valeria intellectually inferior and often
> bullies her. When he plans to move to America, Valeria
> leaves him to marry a Russian taxi driver. Valeria and her
> husband die in California years later.
> > I can't imagine Wolfe would appropriate the name
> Valeria lightly, especially given Severian's attraction to
> ... well, they aren't nymphets exactly.
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