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Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita
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When it was published in 1955, Lolita immediately became a cause célèbre because of the freedom and sophistication with which it handled the unusual erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Vladimir Nabokov's wise, ironic, elegant masterpiece owes its stature as one of the twentieth century's... show more
When it was published in 1955, Lolita immediately became a cause célèbre because of the freedom and sophistication with which it handled the unusual erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Vladimir Nabokov's wise, ironic, elegant masterpiece owes its stature as one of the twentieth century's novels of record not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story almost shocking in its beauty and tenderness. Awe and exhilaration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in this account of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America, but most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780307744029 (0307744027)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 338
Edition language: English
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Odd and Bookish
Odd and Bookish rated it
I’ve been wanting to read this book for the longest time because Lana Del Rey, my favorite singer, loves to reference this book in her songs. This book did not disappoint. I loved the juxtaposition between the beautiful prose and the disturbing subject matter. It’s hard to describe what I think of...
Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it
4.0 Lolita
I loved it. I had always assumed that I would hate it, knowing that it was about an older man taking advantage of a very young girl. What I hadn't realized was that it is a book knowingly written from the villain's point of view. I had thought it would be all excuses and romanticism. That stuff is t...
Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it
4.0 Lolita
I loved it. I had always assumed that I would hate it, knowing that it was about an older man taking advantage of a very young girl. What I hadn't realized was that it is a book knowingly written from the villain's point of view. I had thought it would be all excuses and romanticism. That stuff is t...
andrzejtabaka
andrzejtabaka rated it
5.0 Wspaniała literatura
Wspaniała literatura. Obowiązkowa pozycja dla każdego miłośnika książek.
Quite the Wondering Selection
Quite the Wondering Selection rated it
2.0 Lolita
Not too much of a fan. I liked the verse, but then when I remembered the content of the story, ugg. I guess interesting to see inside the mind of a person like this, but not too comfortable.
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