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A Reader's Guide To Nabokov's Lolita

by Julian Connolly

Publisher: Academic Studies Press
Pages: 208
Paperback
ISBN: 9781934843666






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Overview of A Reader's Guide To Nabokov's Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita" is one of the most fascinating and controversial novels of the twentieth century. This book seeks to guide readers through the intricacies of Nabokov's work and to help them achieve a better understanding of his rich artistic design. Chapters include an analysis of the novel, a discussion of its precursors in Nabokov's work and in world literature, an essay on the character of Dolly Haze (Humbert's "Lolita"), and a commentary on the critical and cultural afterlife of the novel. The volume concludes with an annotated bibliography of selected critical reading. The guide should prove illuminating both for first-time readers of "Lolita"
and for experienced re-readers of Nabokov's text.

JULIAN W. CONNOLLY (Ph.D. Harvard, 1977) is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia. He is the author of "Nabokov's Early Fiction: Patterns of Self and Other" (1992) and editor of "Nabokov and His Fiction: New Perspectives" (1999) and The Cambridge Companion to Nabokov (2005). He has published over sixty articles on Russian literature.

Synopsis of A Reader's Guide To Nabokov's Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov's 'Lolita' is one of the most fascinating
and controversial novels of the twentieth century. This book seeks
to guide readers through the intricacies of Nabokov's work and
to help them achieve a better understanding of his rich artistic
design. Chapters include an analysis of the novel, a discussion of its
precursors in Nabokov's work and in world literature, an essay on the
character of Dolly Haze (Humbert's "Lolita"), and a commentary on
the critical and cultural afterlife of the novel. The volume concludes
with an annotated bibliography of selected critical reading. The
guide should prove illuminating both for first-time readers of Lolita
and for experienced re-readers of Nabokov's text.

JULIAN W. CONNOLLY (Ph.D. Harvard, 1977) is Professor of Slavic Languages and
Literatures at the University of Virginia. He is the author of 'Nabokov's Early Fiction: Patterns of Self and Other' (1992) and editor of 'Nabokov and His Fiction: New Perspectives' (1999) and The Cambridge Companion to
Nabokov (2005). He has published over sixty articles on Russian literature.

About the Author, Julian Connolly

Julian W. Connolly (Ph.D. Harvard University) is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Nabokov's Early Fiction: Patterns of Self and Other (1992) and editor of Nabokov and His Fiction: New Perspectives (1999) and The Cambridge Companion to Nabokov (2005). He has published over sixty articles on Russian Literature.

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"The importance of this book lies in the way it succinctly summarizes critical viewpoints yet provides a fresh and accessible interpretation of the novelÂ… [Connolly] never claims to give a definitive reading of the book, only to try to help readers "grasp the full complexity and sweep of Nabokov's unique creation" (p.1), which he admirably achieves." -- Jason Merrill, Michigan State University, published in the Russian Review

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