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Reading Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita John Lennard

Reading Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita

John Lennard

Published November 16th 2012
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99 pages
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An illuminating study of Vladimir Nabokovs controversial novel with special attention to its film versions.From its first publication in 1955 Nabokovs Lolita has been denounced as immoral filth, hailed as a moral masterpiece, and both praised andMoreAn illuminating study of Vladimir Nabokovs controversial novel with special attention to its film versions.From its first publication in 1955 Nabokovs Lolita has been denounced as immoral filth, hailed as a moral masterpiece, and both praised and damned for stylistic excess. In this fresh appraisal John Lennard provides convenient overviews of Nabokovs life and of the novel (including both Kubricks and Lynes film-adaptations), before considering Lolita as pornography, as lepidoptery, as film noir, and as parody.John Lennard has taught for the Universities of London, Cambridge, the University of the West Indies–Mona, and Notre Dame du Lac, for the Open University, and for Fairleigh Dickinson University on-line. His publications include But I Digress: The Exploitation of Parentheses in English Printed Verse (Clarendon Press, 1991), The Poetry Handbook (OUP, 1996- 2/e 2005), with Mary Luckhurst The Drama Handbook (OUP, 2002), and two collections of essays on Genre Fiction, Of Modern Dragons (2007) and Of Sex and Faerie- (2010) both available in PDF from HEB, in Kindle format, and in paperback from Troubador. He is General Editor of HEB’s Genre Fiction Sightlines and Monographs series, for which he has written on Reginald Hill, Walter Mosley, Octavia E. Butler, Ian McDonald, and Tamora Pierce. For Literature Insights he has also written on Hamlet, King Lear, and Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet & Staying On.