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Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita
     

Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita

by Christine Clegg
 

ISBN-10: 184046173X

ISBN-13: 9781840461732

Pub. Date: 08/16/2003

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

In this Readers' Guide, Christine Clegg examines the critical history of Lolita through a broad range of interpretations. Although early criticism of the text polarized around 'that' question - is it literature or pornography? - the influence of American critics such as Lionel Trilling quickly secured canonical status for the novel. A compelling aspect of

Overview

In this Readers' Guide, Christine Clegg examines the critical history of Lolita through a broad range of interpretations. Although early criticism of the text polarized around 'that' question - is it literature or pornography? - the influence of American critics such as Lionel Trilling quickly secured canonical status for the novel. A compelling aspect of Lolita criticism is the way in which that question continues to return in different forms. In the 1980s and 1990s, Lolita has been the subject of diverse critical attention, beyond 'Nabokov Studies': from Richard Rorty's philosophical inquiry into the ethics of cruelty, to Rachel Bowlby's feminist analysis of the rhetoric of consumer culture in the novel. All of the main critical approaches to the novel are covered by this indispensable sourcebook.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840461732
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
08/16/2003
Series:
Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

'The Weird Shapes of Sexuality that Lolita Assumes': Art and Morality, Literature and Life; The Making of Lolita in the 1950s
• 'An Idealistic Obsession with the Never-to-be-had': Parody, Perversion and the Meaning of Style; Interpretations of Lolita in the 1960s
• 'The Manifold Recesses of Literary Possibility': Comparative Criticism of America's Lolita in the 1970s
• Nabokov's 'Monster of Incuriosity': Kindness, Cruelty, and the Ethics of Reading Lolita in the 1980s
• 'The Rediscovered Girl': Rereading Lolita in the 1990s

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