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by Vladimir Nabokov
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 12 months ago
(Original Review, 1992-02-10)I can speak and write English pretty well, and I am completely lacking in Nabokov's talent for prose. I do, however, wonder whether the fact that English was his fourth or fifth language may have enabled him to approach writing in a different way. He seems to be very awa...
warrior
warrior rated it 2 years ago
Lolita was... An experience. It was definitely too slow for my taste, though at the same time very well written and moving: I haven't been this angry at anything in a while, nor as disappointed in its ultimate end. After all Lolita's been through, she deserved a much better fate. It might not be t...
Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it 3 years ago
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 3 years ago
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...
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it 4 years ago
3/2 - Just like reading a paedophiles' autobiography. Full of justification as to why it's not his fault for feeling the way he feels for 'his Lolita'. To be continued...10/2 - I don't know if the writing is 'beautiful' enough to make up for the discomforting feeling of reading a paedophiiles' jou...
the reading chronicles
the reading chronicles rated it 4 years ago
Humbert Humbert - scholar, aesthete and romantic - has fallen completely and utterly in love with Lolita Haze, his landlady's gum-snapping, silky skinned twelve-year-old daughter. Reluctantly agreeing to marry Mrs Haze just to be close to Lolita, Humbert suffers greatly in the pursuit of romance; bu...
Listening to the Silence
Listening to the Silence rated it 4 years ago
Awaiting trial, Humbert Humbert is encouraged to write his memoirs. In his account we learn about how the defining moment of his adolesence would haunt him into adulthood. This youthful interaction created in him a hunger for prepubescent girls of a certain age. When he encounters the young Dolores ...
M. A. Phipps
M. A. Phipps rated it 5 years ago
I remember reading this book in high school but it wasn't until I was in my twenties that it really hit me how risque this story actually is. It doesn't surprise me at all that it's been banned from schools before but at the same time, I think the attention it brings to pedophilia is vital. A truly ...
Edward
Edward rated it 5 years ago
AcknowledgmentsPrefaceIntroductionSelected Bibliography:1. Checklist of Nabokov's writing2. Criticism of 'Lolita'3. Nabokov StudiesIn Place of a Note on the Text---from 'Pale Fire'Foreword--LolitaVladimir Nabokov: On a Book Entitled 'Lolita'Notes
Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic
Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic rated it 5 years ago
Final rating: 3.5 stars The subject of this book is quite awkward. Some characters are annoying at times, Humbert Humbert is obsessed with nymphets, and his affair to Lolita gave me mixed feelings. It's a tragic and an unfortunate story. I like the twist and so as Nabokov's beautiful writing style t...
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