Literature Lolita Discussion

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10:19:54 AM Jul 8th 2014
I'm trying to decide if it's worth making the distinction between pedophilia and hebephilia? It seems clear to me that the novel deals with issues of hebephilia, NOT pedophilia, but mentioning that might be seen as an attempt to mitigate or excuse the immoral actions of the novel.
10:31:55 AM Jul 8th 2014
Nah, I don't think the distinction is worth making here - the novel is known for that, and the distinction is mostly academic in nature.
02:16:32 AM Jul 9th 2014
It is worth mentioning that hebephilia is not a universally accepted medical term. Other than that, what Septimus said.
12:08:49 AM Mar 15th 2013
Under "Annotated Edition," it would be nice to acknowledge that Alfred Appel did in fact exist. He taught at Northwestern, and continued to write about Nabokov, until his own death in 2000:
06:25:05 AM Dec 5th 2012
Has anyone read the description page for "road trip romance"? A pedophile grooming a victim would be an absolutely offensive thing to describe as romance. I'd change it myself, but sadly the page is locked.
10:20:36 AM May 5th 2012
Could someone please define "restored after cut" for me?
10:32:42 AM May 5th 2012
The page existed for a long time. Then it was cut (blanked and locked) for concerns about complying with new content policy rules. Now it's been restored (put back/made into a page again) as it doesn't violate any rules.
10:01:27 PM May 6th 2012
Thanks. Will it ever be unlocked? I have an item to add under "Meaningful Names".
02:47:24 AM May 7th 2012
Edit requests can be made here. It's verrry unlikely that this will be unlocked any time soon; at the moment it's a big potential target for vandalism, and the work can be controvertial so it may be easier to keep it locked.
02:53:43 PM Oct 2nd 2012
Thank God this was restored. Bizarre to think that for a while this site was being more prudish than the majority of high schools...
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