Lolita

Lolita
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Author: Vladimir V. Nabokov
Pages: 504
ISBN: 315019833X
Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown

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Lolita

Lolita
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Author: Vladīmir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Pages: 317
ISBN: 9780679723165
Release: 1997
Editor: Vintage Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A novel that studies the moral disintegration of a man whose obsessive desire to possess his step-daughter destroys the lives of those around him

Lolita

Lolita
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Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9390315387
Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown

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The Annotated Lolita

The Annotated Lolita
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Author: Владимир Владимирович Набоков,Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Pages: 457
ISBN: 9780679727293
Release: 1991
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The textural discussion accompanying this novel examines the thematic and technical elements which make it a literary classic

The Real Lolita

The Real Lolita
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Author: Sarah Weinman
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780735272750
Release: 2018-09-11
Editor: Knopf Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A gripping true-crime investigation of the 1948 abduction of Sally Horner and how it inspired Vladimir Nabokov's classic novel Lolita. Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita is one of the most beloved and notorious novels of all time, selling over sixty million copies worldwide to date. Yet very few of its readers know that the subject of the novel was derived from a real-life case: the 1948 abduction of eleven-year-old Sally Horner. Weaving together suspenseful crime narrative, cultural and social history, and literary investigation, The Real Lolita tells Sally Horner's full story for the very first time. Drawing upon extensive investigations, legal documents, old news stories, public records, and interviews with remaining relatives, Sarah Weinman establishes with authority how much Nabokov knew of the Sally Horner case and the efforts he took to disguise that knowledge during the process of writing and publishing Lolita. As she walks us through Sally's story, Weinman takes us on an intimate and panoramic tour of mid-century America, from Sally's home in Camden, New Jersey, to her place of rescue in California, and back to the East Coast again. The story of Sally Horner echoes the stories of countless girls and women who never had the chance to speak for themselves. By diving deeper in the publication history of Lolita and restoring Sally to her rightful place in the lore of the novel's creation, The Real Lolita casts a new light on the dark inspiration for a modern classic.

Being Lolita

Being Lolita
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Author: Alisson Wood
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781250217226
Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Flatiron Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A dark romance evolves between a high schooler and her English teacher in this breathtakingly powerful memoir about a young woman who must learn to rewrite her own story. “Have you ever read Lolita?” So begins seventeen-year-old Alisson’s metamorphosis from student to lover and then victim. A lonely and vulnerable high school senior, Alisson finds solace only in her writing—and in a young, charismatic English teacher, Mr. North. Mr. North gives Alisson a copy of Lolita to read, telling her it is a beautiful story about love. The book soon becomes the backdrop to a connection that blooms from a simple crush into a forbidden romance. But as Mr. North’s hold on her tightens, Alisson is forced to evaluate how much of their narrative is actually a disturbing fiction. In the wake of what becomes a deeply abusive relationship, Alisson is faced again and again with the story of her past, from rereading Lolita in college to working with teenage girls to becoming a professor of creative writing. It is only with that distance and perspective that she understands the ultimate power language has had on her—and how to harness that power to tell her own true story. Being Lolita is a stunning coming-of-age memoir that shines a bright light on our shifting perceptions of consent, vulnerability, and power. This is the story of what happens when a young woman realizes her entire narrative must be rewritten—and then takes back the pen to rewrite it.

Lolita

Lolita
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Author: Richard Corliss
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781838716905
Release: 2019-07-25
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Stanley Kubrick's version of Vladimir Nabokov's novel was one of the most controversial films of the 1960s. This analysis is written by Richard Corliss, editor of 'Film Comment'. It features a brief production history and a detailed filmography.

Lolita

Lolita
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Author: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Pages: 335
ISBN: UOM:39015063275062
Release: 1992
Editor: Everyman's Library

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A novel that studies the moral disintegration of a man whose obsessive desire to possess his step-daughter destroys the lives of those around him

Lolita A Screenplay

Lolita  A Screenplay
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Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780307787606
Release: 2011-02-16
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The screenplay for Kubrik's 1962 film tells the story of an older man's obsession with a young girl.

Reading Lolita in Tehran

Reading Lolita in Tehran
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Author: Azar Nafisi
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781588360793
Release: 2003-12-30
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

We all have dreams—things we fantasize about doing and generally never get around to. This is the story of Azar Nafisi’s dream and of the nightmare that made it come true. For two years before she left Iran in 1997, Nafisi gathered seven young women at her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss forbidden works of Western literature. They were all former students whom she had taught at university. Some came from conservative and religious families, others were progressive and secular; several had spent time in jail. They were shy and uncomfortable at first, unaccustomed to being asked to speak their minds, but soon they began to open up and to speak more freely, not only about the novels they were reading but also about themselves, their dreams and disappointments. Their stories intertwined with those they were reading—Pride and Prejudice, Washington Square, Daisy Miller and Lolita—their Lolita, as they imagined her in Tehran. Nafisi’s account flashes back to the early days of the revolution, when she first started teaching at the University of Tehran amid the swirl of protests and demonstrations. In those frenetic days, the students took control of the university, expelled faculty members and purged the curriculum. When a radical Islamist in Nafisi’s class questioned her decision to teach The Great Gatsby, which he saw as an immoral work that preached falsehoods of “the Great Satan,” she decided to let him put Gatsby on trial and stood as the sole witness for the defense. Azar Nafisi’s luminous tale offers a fascinating portrait of the Iran-Iraq war viewed from Tehran and gives us a rare glimpse, from the inside, of women’s lives in revolutionary Iran. It is a work of great passion and poetic beauty, written with a startlingly original voice. Praise for Reading Lolita in Tehran “Anyone who has ever belonged to a book group must read this book. Azar Nafisi takes us into the vivid lives of eight women who must meet in secret to explore the forbidden fiction of the West. It is at once a celebration of the power of the novel and a cry of outrage at the reality in which these women are trapped. The ayatollahs don’ t know it, but Nafisi is one of the heroes of the Islamic Republic.”—Geraldine Brooks, author of Nine Parts of Desire

Lolita

Lolita
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Author: Stephen Schiff
Pages: 226
ISBN: 1557833540
Release: 1998
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

(Applause Books). Foreword by Jeremy Irons, preface by Adrian Lyne. Based on the novel by Vladimir Nabokov, Schiff tells the astounding story behind the most controversial movie of our time. 75 movie stills. "Like Nabokov's novel, it is an eloquent tragedy laced with wit and a serious, disturbing work of art..." The New York Times

Vladimir Nabokov s Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov s Lolita
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Author: Ellen Pifer
Pages: 209
ISBN: 9780195150322
Release: 2003
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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, and critics around the world. This casebook gathers together an interview with Nabokov as well as nine critical essays. The essays follow a progression focusing first on textual and thematic features and then proceeding to broader issues and cultural implications, including the novel's relations to other works of literature and art and the movies adapted from it.

Lolita

Lolita
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Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307744029
Release: 2010-08-24
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 postwar America. Most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.

Lolita

Lolita
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Author: Edward Albee
Pages: 95
ISBN: 0822206838
Release: 1984
Editor: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

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THE STORY: Widely familiar as a successful novel and motion picture, LOLITA details the controversial obsession of Humbert Humbert, a middle-aged man of some education and refinement, to possess Dolores Haze, a pre-teen nymphet. Comprised of a se

Chasing Lolita

Chasing Lolita
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Author: Graham Vickers
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781556529689
Release: 2008-08
Editor: Chicago Review Press

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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" but shifting attitudes toward the mix of sex, children, and popular entertainment from Victorian times to the present, this study explores the movies, theatrical shows, literary spin-offs, artifacts, fashion, art, photography, and tabloid excesses that have distorted Lolita's identity with an eye toward some real-life cases of young girls who became the innocent victims of someone else's obsession--unhappy sisters to one of the most affecting heroines in fiction. New insight is provided into the brief life of Lolita and into her longer afterlives as well.

The Annotated Lolita

The Annotated Lolita
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Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780307788085
Release: 2011-08-17
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The annotated text of this modern classic. It assiduously illuminates the extravagant wordplay and the frequent literary allusions, parodies, and cross-references. Edited with a preface, introduction and notes by Alfred Appel, Jr.

Reading Lolita in Tehran

Reading Lolita in Tehran
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Author: Azar Nafisi
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9780812979305
Release: 2008
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Describes growing up in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the group of young women who came together at her home in secret every Thursday to read and discuss great books of Western literature, explaining the influence of Lolita, The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice, and other works on their lives and goals. Reader's Guide included. Reissue. 75,000 first printing.

A Study Guide for Vladimir Nabokov s Lolita

A Study Guide for Vladimir Nabokov s Lolita
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Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9781410336156
Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Study Guide for Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Lolita

Lolita
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Author: Harold Bloom
Pages: 206
ISBN: UCSC:32106016920321
Release: 1993
Editor: Chelsea House Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Lolita The Story of a Cover Girl

Lolita   The Story of a Cover Girl
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Author: John Bertram,Yuri Leving
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781440329883
Release: 2013-07-19
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What should Lolita look like? The question has dogged book-cover designers since 1955, when Lolita was first published in a plain green wrapper. The heroine of Vladimir Nabokov's classic novel has often been shown as a teenage seductress in heart-shaped glasses--a deceptive image that misreads the book but has seeped deep into our cultural life, from fashion to film. Lolita - The Story of a Cover Girl: Vladimir Nabokov's Novel in Art and Design reconsiders the cover of Lolita. Eighty renowned graphic designers and illustrators (including Paula Scher, Jessica Hische, Jessica Helfand, and Peter Mendelsund) offer their own takes on the book's jacket, while graphic-design critics and Nabokov scholars survey more than half a century of Lolita covers. You'll also find thoughtful essays from such design luminaries as Mary Gaitskill, Debbie Millman, Michael Bierut, Peter Mendelsund, Jessica Helfand, Alice Twemlow, Johanna Drucker, Leland de la Durantaye, Ellen Pifer, and Stephen Blackwell. Through the lenses of design and literature, Lolita - The Story of a Cover Girl tells the strange design history of one of the most important novels of the 20th century--and offers a new way for thinking visually about difficult books. You'll never look at Lolita the same way again.