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Read & download Lolita Author Vladimir Nabokov Vladimir Nabokov ↠ 2 Characters Lolita Author Vladimir Nabokov Read & download Ñ 102 When it was published in Lolita immediately became a cause c l bre because of the freedom and sophistication with which it handled the unusual erotic predilections of its protagonist But Vladimir Nabokov s wise ironic elegant masterpiece owes its stature as one of the twentieth cent. Now this is going to be embarrassing to admitAs we all should know reading and enjoying a book is largely about interpretation People are not the same and we all view things differently one individual might see a relationship in a book as passionate while another could see it as damaging When characters make bad decisions some will view it as stupidity and others will view it as an accurate representation of humanity s imperfections Not only that but time often changes the way one p Now this is going to be embarrassing to admitAs we all should know reading and enjoying a book is largely about interpretation People are not the same and we all view things differently one individual might see a relationship in a book as passionate while another could see it as damaging When characters make bad decisions some will view it as stupidity and others will view it as an accurate representation of humanity s imperfections Not only that but time often changes the way one person sees things A teenager does not usually have the same outlook on life and relationships that someone of thirty does and neither of them have the same outlook as someone of seventy doesSo it s time that I admit when reading this at thirteen my younger brain actually romanticised Humbert s depravity and saw the relationship between him and Lolita as some tragic love affair It was surprise surprise Tatiana s review that made me wonder if I d had a screw loose when reading this years ago Her interpretation was so far from what I remembered that I simply had to find time for a re read This summer I did just that I am going to point the shameful finger of blame at my age when I first read it I was as fooled by Humbert as the young Lolita wasHumbert is not a reliable narrator his declaration that Lolita was responsible for seducing him is repulsive and wrong Because in the end an adult has no excuse for having sex with a child even if they re walking around half naked and offering themselves up adults have a responsibility not to take advantage of children And I now realise this case is no exception This is not some tragic romantic tale about forbidden love it is the story of how a grown man repeatedly raped a young girl The fact that it is so easy to be taken in by him either says something about how brilliant a writer Nabokov is which he is or how much society still loves to blame the victimI don t know whether to feel better about my original feelings or be horrified that even the description for the audiobook describes the novel asa love story almost shocking in its beauty and tendernessAnd I also know that I have no right to criticise other people who saw it in such a way but I would ask you to read it again to look beyond Humbert s snivelling and self pity to see the man who considers murdering a woman so he can be free to have sex with her twelve year old daughter the man who feels sorry for himself when a young girl doesn t want to have sex with him because she s still hurt from the last time Is that love Maybe it was for a thirteen year old looking through Humbert s perverted eyes but I m glad I understand it better nowNabokov has written a brilliant and disturbing novel my opinion of it hasn t changed in that respect I found it surprisingly easy to read and became absorbed uickly even all those years ago His portrayal of Humbert s perverted mind is scarily good perhaps even too good if people can so easily be convinced to side with a paedophile which is often regarded as the ultimate crime of all isn t it Even cold blooded murderers go after prisoners who ve messed with kids And as much as I feel ashamed for being so taken in by Humbert I know that it s not just me who was fooled Hell even the GR description proves it But believe me Lolita is a victim and no amount of saddening flashbacks to Humbert s past can change that Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr

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Read & download Lolita Author Vladimir Nabokov Vladimir Nabokov ↠ 2 Characters Lolita Author Vladimir Nabokov Read & download Ñ 102 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 but most of all it is a meditation on love love as outrage and hallucination madness and transformati. Astoundingly beautiful prose a self aware psychotic narrator who is both unapologetic and yet disgusted by his crimeso many themes in this book so much symmetry 342 Humbert Humbert knows he is both brilliant and insanely obsessed with pre pubescent girls He tortures his psychiatrists cunningly leading them on never letting them see he knew every trick of the trade P 34 He becomes a lodger with Ms Haze a widow and sees his nymphet in her yard a blue sea wave swelled under Astoundingly beautiful prose a self aware psychotic narrator who is both unapologetic and yet disgusted by his crimeso many themes in this book so much symmetry 342 Humbert Humbert knows he is both brilliant and insanely obsessed with pre pubescent girls He tortures his psychiatrists cunningly leading them on never letting them see he knew every trick of the trade P 34 He becomes a lodger with Ms Haze a widow and sees his nymphet in her yard a blue sea wave swelled under his heart and from a mat in a pool of sun half naked kneeling turning about on her knees there was my Riviera love peering at me over dark glasses P 39 He obsesses over Lo listening in his fateful diary to details as minor as the staccato sound a toilet paper roll makes as it turns P 49 The text is both reprehensible and hilarious the writing always being of a sublimely dreamy uality Was Roth inspired by this scene when he wrote of Nathan Zuckerman hunting around the room of Amy Bellette in The Ghost Writer Fate throws HH and his Lo together no spoilers I promise HH holds a reformatory existence over her as ransom for the naughtiness he extracts There are a few epic road trips As we pushed westward patches of what the garbage man called sage brush appeared and then the mysterious outlines of table like hills and then red bluffs ink blotted with junipers and then a mountain range dun grading into blue and blue into dream and the desert would meet us with a steady gale dust gray thorn bushes and hideous bits of tissue paper mimicking pale flowers among the prickles of wind tortured withered stalks all along the highway in the middle of which there sometimes stood simple cows immobilized in a position tail left eyelashes right cutting across all human rules of traffic P 153 How did Nabokov pull this off He arrived in the US in 1941 and conceived Lolita during a drive out in the Western US in 1955 otherwise how could you explain the precision and realism of the above sentence This being his third work in a non native English language translated by him back to Russian in 1965 parenthetically are there any russophones reading this post that have read both the English and Russian Lolitas What is the Russian one like I love this description of an otherwise nondescript gas station in the middle of nowhere I stared in such dull discomfort of mind at those stationary trivialities that looked almost surprised like staring rustics to find themselves in the stranded traveller s field of vision that green garbage can those very black very whitewalled tires for sale those bright cans of motor oil that red icebox with assorted drinks the four five seven discarded bottles within the incomplete crossword puzzle of their wooden cells that bug patiently walking up the inside of the window of the office P 211 I could only dream of aspiring to write descriptions like that and English is my native language Pure genius There is a lot of tennis in the novel particularly towards the end leading me to wonder if DFW was a huge Nabakov fan being similarly obsessed with thr sport Here is a description of chess that certainly must have given DFW some inspiration I saw the board as a suare as of limpid water with rare shells and stratagems rosily visible upon the smooth tessellated bottom which to my confused adversary was all ooze and suid cloud P 233 There is a wonderful little poem near the end The moral sense in mortals is the dutyWe have to pay on mortal sense of beauty P 283 The central problem in the novel is of course HH s seduction of Lo and her sometimes complicity rebelling against the mother who never loved her But both he and Lo are aware that he is a sham It had become gradually clear to my conventional Lolita during our singular and bestial cohabitation that even the most miserable of family lives was better than the parody of incest which in the long run was the best I could offer the waif P 287 Nabokov insisted that there is no moral to this novel it is neither a condoning or condemnation of incest That kind of judgmental attitude would clearly have ruined the text That being said we clearly see that HH is a hopeless pervert and a predator a father s worst nightmare and we see how Lo ends up lost but defiant to the end The topic is of course extremely taboo but Nabakov s gift to get inside of HH s head and show us how dark and twisted his rational is as well as the clear damage it causes to Lolita serves to condemn the aspect of using one s intellectual and physical power as well as a way of subjugating a young victim to predation That this particular victim revealed her inner strength in both the struggle and the capitulation is what makes it great literature If we contrast this with Boris Vian s I ll Spit On Your Graves from 1946 where raping little girls is just a way of blowing off steam and rebelling against the system we see that Lolita and HH are self conscious characters whereas the first person protagonist in Vian is just a licentious violent psychopath with zero guilt or restraint and with no conscience other than some racist pseudo socialist idealsLolita is a novel of extraordinary power and beauty in which Nabokov challenges us to read beyond our disgust and fear and live uncomfortably in HH s mind for 300 beautifully written pages Hard forget and impossible to ignore it is Nabokov s greatest contribution to literature imho

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Read & download Lolita Author Vladimir Nabokov Vladimir Nabokov ↠ 2 Characters Lolita Author Vladimir Nabokov Read & download Ñ 102 Ury s novels of record not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author s use of that material to tell a love story almost shocking in its beauty and tendernessAwe and exhilaration along with heartbreak and mordant wit abound in this account of the aging Humbert Humbert. Nymph Nymphet Nymphetiuette Nymphology Nymphism I will never think of 12 year old girls the same way There s a stain on my brain The power of this book is that it s creepy and taboo but the pedophilia and incest is so damn plausible There s a criminal upsetting proclivity of the subject matter but the whole thing is oiled with reason SAY IT AINT SO It s deviant ueer puerile and yet ever so human darkly human perverted in the corner Lolita lingers in my mind like an accidenta Nymph Nymphet Nymphetiuette Nymphology Nymphism I will never think of 12 year old girls the same way There s a stain on my brain The power of this book is that it s creepy and taboo but the pedophilia and incest is so damn plausible There s a criminal upsetting proclivity of the subject matter but the whole thing is oiled with reason SAY IT AINT SO It s deviant ueer puerile and yet ever so human darkly human perverted in the corner Lolita lingers in my mind like an accidental glance at the mid day sun I believe this book will have a permanent effect on me I m thankful but cautious It s a book that I experienced not so much as read There are 2 components to this book that radically affected me the writing and the subject matterThe WritingI have never read another book written uite like Lolita The writing has depth layer upon layer strata against strata texture among texture It s a palimpsest of clues and anagrams and reference The author has absolute command of the English and French and Latin language And yet among the 4 dollar words and bourgeoisie lit crit Nabakov plays with the language He invents words He hyphenates them He nymphorizes them It s a gamboling and frolicking story in the rarefied air of an unrestrained unapologetic and unadulterated polyhistoric writer It s subtle and raw at the same time it s pure Pure like what happens in your neighborhood behind closed doors just before an arrest He incorporates a dry brittle sense of humor even a bit of sass He taunts the reader to follow He dares the reader to like and enjoy Humbert Humbert He pokes you in the eye He scandalizes you but with a pen that is at once brutal and sensitive but always careful There are echoes of Joyce and PoeThe story is a retrospective fromfromfrom where What Prison Ostensibly And yet there hasn t been a trial yet no judgement Nabakov tantalizes you ladies and gentlemen of the jury to pass judgement on Humbert Humbert yourself Are you willing Or will you just turn your head wincing The writing is breathless elouent exacting alluring inventive sexy pleading conceited lurid savory languid and slyly self deprecating The author is flagrant unapologetic a dandy even He whiffles the writing in so many little stylistic flourishes He writes sentences and paragraphs in ways that I would never have guessed to try It s insanely periodic writing I grab my head akimbo in pure awe of the sentences I peeked at an annotated version for 20 pages at a local big box book store Wow there s so many levels to this writing of so much I was ignorant Did you know that under the shocking story of pedophilia Nabakov is carrying on a paper chase with clues on almost every page Yes there s a whole other plane of conversation hidden below the written words grammatically semantically nymphatically They re buried in the french words the double entendres the onomatopoeia the puns the metonymy the symbols the rhyming the nymphventions Palimpsest ladies and gentlemen The Subject MatterWe all know Lolita is supposed to be shocking revolting even many people not able to finish it Titillating serious fiction about pedophilia is the clear edge of the literary envelope something banned in many different communities even today At this particular time in our democracy as one of the freest countries in the world and the most progressive we champion human rights and place a huge penalty on crimes against minors In this spirit we are supposed to decry and detest the subject matter in this book and lambast the author People are arrested and put on community rosters for crimes against minors This 300 page book chronicles a crime against a minor Nabakov makes this an evendifficult sexual arrangement for his readers to contemplate because the 12 year old is an eager compliant and willing partner to the crimeIn Lolita the protagonist is a criminal and his actions unforgivable BUT if there was any method to his madness it would have to be this Humans share a cephalization process in common with most vertebrates We developed cerebral hemispheres several million years ago progressing beyond our closest ancestors andrecently than that humans learned how to use the cerebral cortex to reason judge cognate and intuit But hundreds of millions of years ago way down the taxonomic branch we shared with other vertebrates a common mesencephalon and rhombencephalon the midbrain and hindbrain Tucked up under our marvelous modern cortex the midbrain and hindbrain called the brain stem are comprised of the pons cerebellum and yes the MEDULLA OBLONGATA These are ancient compact organs They are the most animal part of our brains They are in control of the lower order mental functions the basic mechanistic functions upon which everything else depends You can lose part of your cortex and still function as a human You cannot however lose any of your brain stem without losing basic animal function The brain stem is innately integral to lifeIt s from this midbrain we get reflex instinct coordinated movement sex drive fight or flight and a whole range of metabolic regulation for all organs in the rest of the body The impulses the input the direction the priority originating in these Mesozoic Era brain organs are powerful The cerebral cortex would be remiss to block an impulse from this deep ancient brain even if it could stop the impulse in time It s difficult for our human cortex to constrain an electrical input from the animal brain stem What comes from the stem is automatically life sustaining life preserving and high priority The cortex usually plays catch up to brain stem messagingBut humans do it all the time It s called reason judgement cognition and conscience It s called being civilized It s keeping in check our vertebrate impulsesEnter Humbert Humbert He suffers an atavistic urge to procreate with young nymphets This is a social problem driven and turbocharged by the midbrain He understands his cortex understands that the culture of the late 1940s and early 1950s find this taboo and perverse definitely criminal But our poor Humberto doesn t care He reasons with his midbrain and pleads to us the jury In the not too distant past within our own Western culture and certainly in modern cultures of tribal peoples 12 year old girls are ready to mate Lolita has already menstruated and had sex with a boy her age In many cultures of the world Lolita would be given up as a wife in exchange for dowries of cattle land political favor The whole story then brings this American taboo to a moral uestion And its a uestion that you modern citizen find uncomfortable like I doEvendisturbing Nabakov makes Humby Humberty a caring loving protective paternal figure that wishes Lolita the best in life There is no direct lewd reference to the act of sex nothing salacious nothing pornographic No that would be too easy to damn Humbo to the devil Instead Nabakov explores the possibility that real love may exist betwain the tweenI m not too happy to report a phenomenon that happens to men of sexual capacity always and forever It s an impulse from the midbrain and it pushes through all that civilization ing It s happened to all men I know because it s been a topic of conversation in many different social settings to which I was eye witness Take for example a young woman of 16 or 17 years From afar I see a body in bikini I see a tight athletic form I see a bronzed body wearing clothes much too revealing and immediately the midbrain excites the male sex drive Upon closer approach I m horrified to see that this nubile figure is much too young for me Am I perverted Criminal thoughts I don t think so The midbrain wants to ensure successful mating and for hundreds of millions of years sexual mating to be maximally effective and to outlast environmental exigencies was driven down to the earliest age that could conceive offspring So that dastardly urge men experience around cheerleaders or girls at the beach that look as healthy and trim as fresh gazelles it s not right dammit and most of us keep it in check but there it is and it s nagging and I wish it away But no I think it will remain and haunt me at times like it haunts all men your men your brothers and your fathers and your lovers I look away in disgust of myself call myself a dirty old man whatever it takes to recalibrate my thoughts It happens occasionally that oogling but I keep it in check But if you think society has civilized itself away from this midbrain urge type into google the words list of sexual predators in my area You will see a Mesozoic characteristic come alivenote to self this paragraph may need to be rewordeda very good chance most people will misconstrue itas if I was pardoning the midbrain urgeor worse that I pardon Humbert Humbertnot the case at all So that s why at the beginning I said this story was so damn plausible and upsetting and oiled with reason and darkly human Pedophilia and incest has occurred is occurring and will always occur That beast of a midbrain A very important read for 20th century literatureNew words incondite contretemps swain alembic tombal purblind dulcet treacle edusively viatic selenian

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