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Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita
Language: en
Pages: 209
Authors: Ellen Pifer
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Midway through last century, Lolita burst on the literary scene--a Russian exile's extraordinary gift to American letters and the New World. The scandal provoked by the novel's subject--the sexual passion of a middle-aged European for a twelve-year-old American girl--was quickly upstaged by the critical attention it received from readers, scholars,
Lolita
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Vladimir Nabokov
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08-24 - Publisher: Vintage

Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story 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
Chasing Lolita
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Graham Vickers
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-08 - Publisher: Chicago Review Press

In the summer of 1958, a 12-year-old girl took the world by storm--"Lolita" was published in the United States--and since then, her name has been taken in vain to serve a wide range of dubious ventures, both artistic and commercial. Offering a full consideration of not only "the Lolita effect"
Lolita
Language: un
Pages: 336
Authors: Vladimir Nabokov
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-07-27 - Publisher: Penguin UK

'Lolita is comedy, subversive yet divine ... You read Lolita sprawling limply in your chair, ravished, overcome, nodding scandalized assent' Martin Amis, Observer Poet and pervert, Humbert Humbert becomes obsessed by twelve-year-old Lolita and seeks to possess her, first carnally and then artistically, out of love, 'to fix once for
Lolita
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: Harold Bloom
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

Presents a selection of literary criticism focusing on Vladimir Nabokov's controversial character, including critical extracts and essays from noted critics