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Forum Description: Discuss new books and the classics or whatever turns you on.
View Poll Results: "Lolita": Classic Literature or Pornography?
Please...Classic Literary Masterpiece. 11 84.62%
Classic Lit, but a little too racy for me. 0 0%
Mostly disgusting literature which borders on porn. 2 15.38%
Filth. Pedophile-promoting porn trash. 0 0%
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Old 05-12-2006, 04:17 PM   #1
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I love classic books. As a matter of fact I probably read material that most people in the modern era would look twice at. I love classic short stories and I am a huge Orwell fan.

However Nabokov's "Lolita" has always intrigued me from two areas. One is the masterful literary quality of the story and the other is the controversial issue it tackles from the point of the "offender".

I enjoy the book (and also have it on audiobook as well), but a co-worker of mine objects to the book being on my bookshelf at work (in my own office) because she considers it a nod to sex with underage girls. Although I can see that and do believe that the current media promotes this image through popular entertainment and advertising, I believe Nabokov's book is not to viewed in that light.

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Old 05-12-2006, 04:44 PM   #2
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This is one of my all- time favourite works of fiction.Vladimir Nabakov ran the gauntlet of 'censure' & 'moral indignation' in 1950s America.
Humbert Humbert is every lonely middle-aged man who yearns for the love of a beautiful nymphet.
The sinister Quilty is obviously a 'child-pornographer' but the book doesn't indicate this directly.He makes 'blue-movies' & gets Lolita to appear in one.
Peter Sellers played the character superbly(see photo below),with an un-nerving sinister portrayal in the Stanley Kubrick film from 1962.
This film is fairly true to the book but puts the ending at the front.
I don't think there is anything 'objectionable' within the text of the book.Really it is a simple romantic love story with tragic consequences.
The book sparked such controversy that it was banned in both the U.S.A. & the U.K for most of the 1950s.
It was -surprise,surprise - a million-selling paperback bestseller by the early 1960s.





-The sinister Quity backstage whilst Lolita,on the right,enters the stage for her school play performance.




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Old 05-27-2006, 09:17 PM   #3
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...a co-worker of mine objects to the book being on my bookshelf at work (in my own office) because she considers it a nod to sex with underage girls.

Is she from Iran, or Saudi Arabia?
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Old 06-01-2006, 05:53 PM   #4
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Old 06-02-2006, 04:40 AM   #5
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So she knew what the book was about.......and not for just watching the cover.....anyway you can always change it by some other book like Kamasutra, just to see how she reacts...............
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Old 06-16-2006, 09:36 PM   #6
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Oh gosh, more easier pls,
it is an ordinary book by Russian Genius Nabokov. But, all ordinary books by Russians are the greatest masterpieces in the World.
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Old 06-19-2006, 04:37 AM   #7
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Humbert Humbert is an antagonistic character. Just because the story was told from his prospective doesn't mean it's condoning anything.
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i have never read it but i know some forms of 'classic literature' that could be debated over...such as the author Lewis Carroll and his books
he wrote alice in wonderland to entertain the little girls he was obsessed with, he was also a photographer...guess what all his photographs were of...
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Old 07-13-2006, 02:16 AM   #9
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From memory I believe Lewis Carroll was a victim of pedophilia himself.
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