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  • Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita

    The Mastermind Artist and Poet After reading Vladimir Nabokov’s narrative‚ Lolita‚ most readers find themselves unwittingly accepting and even sharing the feelings of Humbert Humbert. Of course‚ the feelings they share are not those of becoming like Humbert but rather absentmindedly pitying and sympathizing with him‚ which are unusual outcomes felt towards a psychopath. As Mathew Winston‚ a critic‚ once stated‚ the novel “plays a very serious game with the relations between a work of art‚ the experiences

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  • The Reputation In Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita

    Very few books are capable of eliciting the same notoriety than that of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. A story told solely through the mind of a pedophile in love‚ Lolita has become one of the most arduous books to read‚ which consequently made it one of the most talked about during the mid twentieth century. With a plot immensely difficult to ingest‚ and a protagonist with hauntingly low morals and an indisputable fondness of word play‚ Lolita was and still remains a landmark book with undisputable

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  • Comparative Analysis of the Literary Work, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov and the Artistic Works of Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, Better Known as Balthus

    Comparative Analysis of the Literary work‚ Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov and the Artistic Works of Balthasar Klossowski de Rola‚ Better Known as Balthus Lolita is written as a memoir in the first person by its main character‚ Humbert Humbert. This is a story that could be viewed in two very different ways‚ two very different perspectives. One could look at it as a story of a middle age pedophile as evidenced by the quote “Humbert Humbert is without question an honest-to-God‚ open-and-shut sexual

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  • Freudian Criticism: Reading Characters' Trauma In Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita & Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye

    Ian Tsai 00121145 Professor Grace Ma Selected Reading in English & American Novels 20 June 2013 Freudian Criticism: Reading Characters ’ Trauma In Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita & Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye According to Sigmund Freud‚ the unconscious of every individual are residual traces of prior stages of psychosexual development‚ form earliest infancy onward‚ which have been outgrown‚ but remain as "fixation" in the unconscious of the adult. When triggered by some later event in

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  • "The Metamorphosis" - Kafka : Analyzing the reasons behind Vladimir Nabokov's critique

    family is now faced with a lack of money‚ since Gregor was the only person working‚ leaving him to feel worthless and like a disappointment as opposed to the importance that he once held. Kafka ’s tone and overall style according to Russian author Vladimir Nabokov makes The Metamorphosis a "striking contrast to the nightmare of the tale." Enhancing this nightmarish quality of this novella are Kafka ’s limited third person perspective‚ a matter-of- fact tone and clear black and white preciseness. Due to

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  • Censorship In Lolita By Vladimir Nabokov

    achieved classic status‚ Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov has had its run with censorship issues when first being published for its extreme sexualization of children. Its taboo content‚ documenting a middle aged man’s run with perversity and his love affair with a child is unfortunately all Lolita is commonly known for. The genius behind Lolita is so easily misunderstood‚ stemming from the common practice of relating oneself to a novel’s characters while reading. However‚ Nabokov has opposed this practice of

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  • Analysis Of Lolita By Vladimir Nabokov

    Lolita I’ve read the book Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov which I’ve wanted to read for a long time. While the book was as interesting as I imagined‚ the language style was harder to follow than I’m used to. None the less‚ I really enjoyed the book‚ it was different from the books I usually read‚ and it had a heavier theme. The books plot is‚ to summarize it very shortly‚ about a man called Humbert Humbert in the book‚ who’s sexually attracted to a certain type of young girls that he calls nymphets‚

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  • Psychological Labyrinth In Lolita By Vladimir Nabokov

    Everyone is different in terms of how they think but society as a whole usually thinks similarly. However‚ there are those few individuals whose minds operate outside of the moral‚ ethical and logical thinking of society. In the novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov‚ a man named John Ray‚ Jr.‚ Ph.D. received the manuscript‚ entitled Lolita‚ or the Confession of a White Widowed Male‚ from the author’s lawyer. The author himself‚ known by the pseudonym of Humbert Humbert‚ died in jail of coronary thrombosis

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  • Vladimir Putin

    BIOGRAPHICAL DATA Vladimir Putin was born on October 1‚ 1952‚ in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg)‚ Russia. He is an only child. His father‚ a decorated war veteran‚ was a foreman in a metal factory. Growing up in Leningrad‚ Putin lived with his parents in a communal apartment with two other families. Though religion was not permitted in the Soviet Union‚ his mother secretly had him baptized as an Orthodox Christian. He remains a practicing member of the Church to this day. After earning a law degree

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  • Analysis Of Signs And Symbols By Vladimir Nabokov

    In the short story “Signs and Symbols”‚ the author Vladimir Nabokov tells the story of a poor‚ elderly couple from Russia who want to visit their son for his birthday. The theme of this story has to do with depression and insanity. The parents seem as if they are depressed because they no longer have their son living with them because he is insane. As the parents get ready to visit their son‚ the mother makes sure to wear all black not knowing what may set their son off. Their son is institutionalized

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