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Kenny: [Lolita] He delivers the paper in the Haze's neighborhood in Ramsdale.
Kern: Kern is the main character in the short story "Wingstroke". He is a 35-year-old man with broad shoulders and an equine profile who claims no homeland, but has lived in London for several years. His wife of seven years was from London, and she fell in love with another man, and then committed suicide using strychnine after she found out he was a thief. After her death, Kern began a string of affairs, leading up to his with Isabel to "take revenge on God, love, and fate" (28). He is depressed, but this depression is not constant. At first, when his relationship with Isabel looks prosperous, he is elated. He falls into depression again as she moves on without him, but is happy again when he claims control of his life by deciding to end it.
Kilmerite: [Lolita] In reference to Joyce Kilmer, New Jersey poet (born 1886). His fame rests entirely on his 12 line poem entitled Trees, which contains the almost proverbial line: "I think I shall never see / A poem as lovely as a tree." The previous, published in the 1913 issue of Poetry, however, was not his best work. Kilmer's best poetry, subsequently, discusses the topic of war. Ironically, he was killed of the field of battle in France on July 30, 1918.
"The Kreutzer Sonata": [Lolita] (1898) A painting by Rene Prinet of a violinist and pianist who have probably just finished playing Beethoven's "Kreutzer Sonata"; composed in 1805 and dedicated to Rodolphe Kreutzer.