I titled it “Confessions of a Lolita” and told him my story.
Why is there such a fascination with sexual interaction with young girls – known as rorikon (Lolita complex) in Japan?
The problem is that she still seems haunted by her Lolita years.
The first and last lines of Lolita make my dorsal hairs quiver, as Nabokov intended.
What I learned from Lolita is that it helps to make morally repugnant characters funny.
“Then you have a good chance now,” said Lolita, quickly, busy over her cooking.
So let loose the rein, and leave Lolita to take her own way.
However, her mother dropped the subject and took up the more interesting one of Lolita.
Lolita lifted her face, ruddy with stooping, and broke into laughter.
How strange it should be the lower well that failed, Lolita!
fem. proper name, diminutive of Lola. Title and name of character in the 1958 novel by Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) about a precocious schoolgirl seduced by an older man; by 1960 the name was in widespread figurative use.