Lolita: A Janus Text

Lolita: A Janus Text

by Lance Olsen
     
 
In this lively and discerning study of Vladimir Nabokov's complex tale of sexual obsession and immorality, Lance Olsen clarifies Lolita's many seeming contradictions. Using the Roman god Janus, who gazes in two directions at once, as a guiding image of entry into the text, Olsen explores the reasons why the novel is at once depressing and witty, didactic and immoral,

Overview

In this lively and discerning study of Vladimir Nabokov's complex tale of sexual obsession and immorality, Lance Olsen clarifies Lolita's many seeming contradictions. Using the Roman god Janus, who gazes in two directions at once, as a guiding image of entry into the text, Olsen explores the reasons why the novel is at once depressing and witty, didactic and immoral, modern and postmodern.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805785937
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
03/01/1995
Series:
Twayne's Masterwork Studies , #15
Pages:
143
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.53(d)

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