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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 ...

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Mar 8, 2013

LOlLITA

This was a great book. I gave it 4 stars because is was somewhere between good and excellent. It was a little hard to follow at times because some of the words were a little over my head, Keep a dictionary handy.

Patrick A

Aug 20, 2010

Beautiful copy

Lolita should be in hardcover, and the one I purchased here was in excellent shape.

57pop

Jul 14, 2010

This book is probably one of the best I have ever read. Unlike most books, the so called bad guy gives you his point of view on his love for nymphs like Dolores Haze. It's an excellent read if you like psychological books and are willing to steep through the mind of a pedophile.

SarasIsland

Jun 11, 2009

Classic

Deep insights into the mind of a pedophile.
No wonder we never could find it when we were young.

poisonapple

Sep 8, 2008

love at first sight

You will fall in love with this book after the first chapter. Really after the first sentence, if you're like me. Wonderful read, fantastical subject, poetic, smooth. My favorite book of all time.

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