Lolita

Lolita PDF Book Detail Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014139160X
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 336

Book Description
'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 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.

Chasing Lolita

Chasing Lolita PDF Book Detail Author: Graham Vickers
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1556529686
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 256

Book Description
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.

Teaching Nabokov s Lolita in the metoo Era

Teaching Nabokov s Lolita in the  metoo Era PDF Book Detail Author: Elena Rakhimova-Sommers
Publisher:
ISBN: 1793628394
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 208

Book Description
Teaching Nabokov's Lolita in the #MeToo Era and Online seeks to answer: how do we balance analysis of Lolita's brilliant language and aesthetic complexity with due attention to its troubling content? Innovative assignments, creative-writing exercises, and new interpretations give readers an opportunity to engage with and reimagine the novel.

Vladimir Nabokov s Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov s Lolita PDF Book Detail Author: Ellen Pifer
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195150339
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 209

Book Description
Eight reprinted essays, mostly from the 1990s, examine various facets of the Russian exile's 1955 novel that has raised literary, legal, and religious hackles since it was first published. Also included is a 1967 interview with Nabokov by Herbert Gold. There is no index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Lolita between Adaptation and Interpretation

Lolita between Adaptation and Interpretation PDF Book Detail Author: Anna Pilińska
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443881465
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 155

Book Description
"This book offers a comparative analysis of three versions of Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita: namely, the original novel (1955), the script written by the novelist himself and published as Lolita: A Screenplay (1974), and Stanley Kubrick's film based on Lolita's storyline (1962). Kubrick's final product oscillates between adaptation and interpretation, as it draws from both Nabokov's novel and script, but also uses the improvisational talents of the cast, eventually rendering the director's firm auteurial hand clearly visible throughout the film. The book analyses how various additions and subtractions made first by Nabokov as a screenwriter, and later by Kubrick as a movie director, influence the reception of the four main characters: Lolita, Humbert Humbert, Charlotte Haze, and Clare Quilty. The original novel's multilayered web of intertextual references -- among them the works of Edgar Allan Poe and the typically Nabokovian critique of Freudian theories -- becomes significantly reduced in the script and the film, with Kubrick additionally enriching the film version of the story with cinematic references"--Provided by publisher.

Being Lolita

Being Lolita PDF Book Detail Author: Alisson Wood
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 139870122X
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 352

Book Description
"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. He praises her as a special and gifted writer, and she blossoms under his support and his vision for her future. 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 relationship that blooms from a simple crush into a forbidden romance, with Mr. North convincing her that theirs is a love affair rivalled only by Nabokov's masterpiece. But as time progresses and his hold on her tightens, Alisson is forced to evaluate how much of that 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 re-reading 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 of obsession, passion and manipulation, shining a bright light on our shifting perceptions of consent, vulnerability and power. This is the story of what happens when a young woman realises her entire narrative must be rewritten and then takes back the pen to rewrite it.

The Annotated Lolita

The Annotated Lolita PDF Book Detail Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0718192842
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 544

Book Description
When Lolita was first published in 1955 it created a sensation and established Nabokov as one of the most original prose writers of the twentieth century. This annotated edition, a revised and considerably expanded version of the 1970 edition, does full justice to the textual riches of Lolita, illuminating the elaborate verbal textures and showing how they contribute to the novel's overall meaning. Alfred Appel, Jr. also provides fresh observations on the novel's artifice, games and verbal patternings and a delightful biographical vignette of Nabokov. The annotations themselves were prepared in consultation with Nabokov while newly identified allusions were confirmed by him during the final years of his life.

Gothic Lolita

Gothic Lolita PDF Book Detail Author: Dakota Lane
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416913963
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 194

Book Description
Sixteen-year-olds Chelsea and Miya have a lot in common, from their love of blogging, loss of loved ones, and the Shonin rainbow warrior books, to nationalities, even though they are half-way across the world from each other.

Lolita in the Afterlife

Lolita in the Afterlife PDF Book Detail Author: Jenny Minton Quigley
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1984898841
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 456

Book Description
A vibrant collection of sharp and essential modern pieces on Vladimir Nabokov’s perennially provocative book—with original contributions from a stellar cast of prominent twenty-first century writers. In 1958, Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita was published in the United States to immediate controversy and bestsellerdom. More than sixty years later, this phenomenal novel generates as much buzz as it did when originally published. Central to countless issues at the forefront of our national discourse—art and politics, race and whiteness, gender and power, sexual trauma—Lolita lives on, in an afterlife as blinding as a supernova. Lolita in the Afterlife is edited by the daughter of Lolita’s original publisher in America. WITH CONTRIBUTIONS BY Robin Givhan • Aleksandar Hemon • Jim Shepard • Emily Mortimer • Laura Lippman • Erika L. Sánchez • Sarah Weinman • Andre Dubus III • Mary Gaitskill • Zainab Salbi • Christina Baker Kline • Ian Frazier • Cheryl Strayed • Sloane Crosley • Victor LaValle • Jill Kargman • Lila Azam Zanganeh • Roxane Gay • Claire Dederer • Jessica Shattuck • Stacy Schiff • Susan Choi • Kate Elizabeth Russell • Tom Bissell • Kira Von Eichel • Bindu Bansinath • Dani Shapiro • Alexander Chee • Lauren Groff • Morgan Jerkins

Lolita The Story of a Cover Girl

Lolita   The Story of a Cover Girl PDF Book Detail Author: John Bertram
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440329885
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 256

Book Description
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.

LOLITA

LOLITA PDF Book Detail Author: VLADIMIR NABOKOV
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
ISBN:
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 289

Book Description
“Lolita, or the Confession of a White Widowed Male,” such were the two titles under which the writer of the present note received the strange pages it preambulates. “Humbert Humbert,” their author, had died in legal captivity, of coronary thrombosis, on November 16, 1952, a few days before his trial was scheduled to start. His lawyer, my good friend and relation, Clarence Choate Clark, Esq., now of the District of Columbia bar, in asking me to edit the manuscript, based his request on a clause in his client’s will which empowered my eminent cousin to use the discretion in all matters pertaining to the preparation of “Lolita” for print. Clark ’s decision may have been influenced by the fact that the editor of his choice had just been awarded the Poling Prize for a modest work (“Do the Senses make Sense?”) wherein certain morbid states and perversions had been discussed.

Gothic Lolita 3 Pageant

Gothic Lolita 3  Pageant PDF Book Detail Author: Lotus Rose
Publisher: Death Pout
ISBN:
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 120

Book Description
12-year-old Nina is an aspiring supermodel, actress and pop star who has everything going for her. Wealth. A magical scar down the side of her face. A fiance willing to do anything for her. All she needs now is fame. She’s willing to do anything for it. Anything. Even kill for it. After all, she already has. Ordering her new fans around is a thrill, but it’s not all fun and games. She has nightmares sometimes. Because she can’t help but feel she has awakened dark forces. By the author of Malice in Wonderland. Keywords: goth girls, gothic women, goth chicks, models, celebrities, supermodels, books, ebooks Gothic Lolita Series Gothic Lolita Gothic Lolita 2: Heirloom Gothic Lolita 3: Pageant

The Real Lolita

The Real Lolita PDF Book Detail Author: Sarah Weinman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1474605621
Category : True Crime
Languages : en
Pages : 320

Book Description
Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita is one of the most beloved and notorious novels of all time. And yet, very few of its readers know that the subject of the novel was inspired by 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 restores Sally Horner to her rightful place in the lore of the novel's creation. Drawing upon extensive investigations, legal documents, public records, and interviews with remaining relatives, Sarah Weinman casts a new light on the dark inspiration for a modern classic.

Goth Craft

Goth Craft PDF Book Detail Author: Raven Digitalis
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738711047
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 300

Book Description
"Goth Craft is a sexy and serious A-Z of dark culture's collective tribal identity. More than just a demented 'Preppy Handbook' for a different era, Goth Craft goes beyond mere fashion, taking readers deep into the magical currents of this emerging subculture. Fascinating." —Richard Metzger, host of Disinformation and editor of Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide To Magick & The Occult When Paganism and Goth culture collide, prepare for a powerful blend of independent thought and magickal tranformation. Learn how to channel dark emotions, express yourself magickally through the dark arts of clothing, hair, makeup, body modifications, and choose appropriate Goth music for ritual. Try some spellcasting on the dance floor. Discover the workings of shadow magick, death energy, and blood magick. Find out what draws us to the dark side. "Don't let your assumptions fool you — Goth Craft is a lovingly written and carefully researched piece of work. It covers the intersection of Gothic subculture and Pagan spirituality from every conceivable angle, and manages to be both fun and eye-catching along the way." —Michelle Belanger, author of The Psychic Vampire Codex and editor of Vampires In Their Own Words "An insightful, honest, and spiritual exploration of the intersection of Witchcraft and Goth." —Christopher Penczak, author of the Temple of Witchcraft series

Approaches to Teaching Nabokov s Lolita

Approaches to Teaching Nabokov s Lolita PDF Book Detail Author: Zoran Kuzmanovich
Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer
ISBN:
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 190

Book Description
Widely considered one of the twentieth century's great novels, Lolita maintains an established place on the syllabus. Yet its mix of narrative strategies, ornate allusive prose, and troublesome subject matter complicates its presentation to students. This volume helps instructors make Lolita accessible to students. Part 1 opens with an extensive chronology of the author's life, outlines the novel's convoluted publication history, and identifies useful textual and audiovisual. Part 2 concentrates on the novel's ethical quandries and introduces its textual intricacies.

A Reader s Guide to Nabokov s Lolita

A Reader s Guide to Nabokov s  Lolita  PDF Book Detail Author: Julian W. Connolly
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 185

Book Description
"Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita is one of the most fascinating and controversial novels of the twentieth century. This book seeks to guide readers through the intricacies of Nabokov's work and to help them achieve a better understanding of his rich artistic design. Chapters include an analysis of the novel, a discussion of its precursors in Nabokov's work and in world literature, an essay on the character of Dolly Haze (Humbert's "Lolita"). and a commentary on the critical and cultural afterlife of the novel. The volume concludes with an annotated bibliography of selected critical reading. The guide should prove illuminating both for first-time readers of Lolita and for experienced re-readers of Nabokov's text." --Book Jacket.

Seasoned Authors for a New Season

Seasoned Authors for a New Season PDF Book Detail Author: Louis Filler
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879721435
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 193

Book Description
This collection of essays probes the values in a variety of authors who have had in common the fact of popularity and erstwhile reputation. Why were they esteemed? Who esteemed them? And what has become of their reputations, to readers, to the critic himself? No writer here has been asked to justify the work of his subject, and reports and conclusions about this wide variety of creative writers vary, sometimes emphasizing what the critic believes to be enduring qualities in the subject, in several cases finding limitations in what that writer has to offer us today.