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Vladimir Nabokovs Lolita: A Casebook

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ISBN 10: 0195150333 / ISBN 13: 9780195150339
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Paperback. 224 pages. Dimensions: 8.3in. x 5.5in. x 0.7in.Midway through the last century, Lolita burst on the literary scene--a Russian exiles extraordinary gift to American letters and the New World. The scandal provoked by the novels subject--the sexual passion of a middle-aged European for a twelve-year-old American girl--was quickly upstaged by the critical attention it received from readers, scholars, and critics around the world. This casebook gathers together an interview with Nabokov as well as nine critical essays about Lolita. The essays follow a progression focusing first on textual and thematic features and then proceeding to broader topics and cultural implications, including the novels relations to other works of literature and art and the movies adapted from it. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780195150339

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Title: Vladimir Nabokovs Lolita: A Casebook

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Binding: Paperback

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Midway through the last century, Lolita burst on the literary scene--a Russian exile's extraordinary gift to American letters and the New World. The scandal provoked by the novel's subject--the sexual passion of a middle-aged European for a twelve-year-old American girl--was quickly upstaged by the critical attention it received from readers, scholars, and critics around the world. This casebook gathers together an interview with Nabokov as well as nine critical essays about Lolita. The essays follow a progression focusing first on textual and thematic features and then proceeding to broader topics and cultural implications, including the novel's relations to other works of literature and art and the movies adapted from it.

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Ellen Pifer is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Delaware. She is a former president of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society and the author of Nabokov and the Novel.

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