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review 2018-12-04 19:32
Droppingly Gorgeous Sentences: "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov,Craig Raine


(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 aware of structural features, and I wonder if this skill came out of his ability to speak numerous languages? I'd have to say that's undoubtedly true: the more languages one knows the more one becomes aware of how each one works and, often, greater facility in manipulating them to one's uses.

 

 

If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

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review 2018-01-17 23:00
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

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 this book so I’ll just list some adjectives: fascinating, unsettling, crazy, tragic.

 

Overall, I was utterly captivated by this strange, yet alluring novel.

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text 2018-01-17 06:05
Reading progress update: I've read 239 out of 336 pages.
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
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text 2018-01-16 04:51
Reading progress update: I've read 147 out of 336 pages.
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
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text 2018-01-15 00:05
Reading progress update: I've read 20 out of 336 pages.
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