Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
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Lolita

Updated: 26 Jul 2021
'Lolita is comedy, subversive yet divine ... You read Lolita sprawling limply in your chair, ravished, overcome, nodding scandalized assent' Martin Amis, ObserverPoet 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 all the perilous magic of nymphets'. Is he in love or insane? A silver-tongued poet or a pervert? A tortured soul or a monster? Or is he all of these? Humbert Humbert's seduction is one of many dimensions in Nabokov's dizzying masterpiece, which is suffused with a savage humour and rich, elaborate verbal textures. Filmed by Stanley Kubrick in 1962 starring James Mason and Peter Sellers, and again in 1997 by Adrian Lyne starring Jeremy Irons and Melanie Griffith, Lolita has lost none of its power to shock and awe.
Actress, Director, Screenwriter
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almost 2 years ago
Humbert Humbert in “Lolita” was the most unforgettable, uncomfortable relationship I’ve had with a character I can remember.
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Chef, Journalist
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over 1 year ago
Simply the great American novel, and the most precise use of the English language ever. Beautiful sentences, difficult material, razor-sharp satire—and a romantic tragedy by a master at the peak of his powers.
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over 1 year ago
I've been reading a lot of great literature. Book of Disquiet, amazing. Loved it. House of the Dead, yeah it- it was... yeah. Lolita. Loved it.
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Musician
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157 FLIISTs
over 1 year ago
it's my favorite book and I definitely creeped a lot of teachers out in highschool by writing about.
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Writer
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8 months ago
The scandalous love story of a man and a 12-year-old girl. As beautifully written as it is disturbing.
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Actor, Director, Musician
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almost 2 years ago
At Georgetown, where he graduated with honors, Cooper wrote his thesis on Nabokov's Lolita.
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