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150 covers of Lolita

LolitaI love this display of the 150 covers of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. It says more about the world and how different nations have interpretated the book than the book itself. There is a Greek cover where the girl looks about seven. This one is rather disturbing.

Let’s see now – lots of knickers, lollypops, pigtails and shoulder length hair cascading down bare backs, a delicate flower, a delicate butterfly, a couple of dirty old men, some heart-shaped glasses, plenty of lipstick, several pairs of bobby socks, lots of tits and ass, a keyhole (what on earth?), Jeremy Irons and a weird German one where a man in straw boater has a picture of a girl on his back.

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