Nabokov on Lolita

Jeff VanderMeer • May 2nd, 2008 @ 12:05 pm • Videos

4 Responses to “Nabokov on Lolita”

  1. Jason Erik Lundberg says:

    The PRI show To the Best of Our Knowledge had a recent episode on “Modern Classics,” and spend quite a bit of time on Lolita. They also included brief snippets of Jeremy Irons’ reading of the book, and the audiobook version went up on my Amazon wishlist right afterward.

  2. Felix Gilman says:


    Nabokov v. Trilling cage match!

    Trilling seems to be coming close there to describing Humbert/Lolita as a great love affair, which I don’t think is exactly what he means to say.

    Have you read Rorty’s The Barber of Kasbeam? It’s my favourite reading of Nabokov, though I don’t think N. himself would have been at all enthusiastic about it.

  3. Jeff VanderMeer says:

    No–that I haven’t read.

    yes, the discussion is somewhat disturbing in places…


  4. Felix Gilman says:

    I recommend it

    It makes an appealing and unusual case for Nabokov-the-humanitarian

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