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Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita : Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism - Christine Clegg

Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita

Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism

Paperback Published: 1st October 2000
ISBN: 9781840461732

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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 attention, beyond 'Nabokov Studies': from Richard Rorty's philosophical inquiry into the ethics of cruelty, to Rachel Bowlby's feminist analysis of the rhetoric of consumer culture in the novel. All of the main critical approaches to the novel are covered by this indispensable sourcebook.
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 attention, beyond 'Nabokov Studies': from Richard Rorty's philosophical inquiry into the ethics of cruelty, to Rachel Bowlby's feminist analysis of the rhetoric of consumer culture in the novel. All of the main critical approaches to the novel are covered by this indispensable sourcebook.

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'I continue to find the Readers' Guides indispensable for teaching - they really give the students a sense of criticism having a history' - Professor Rachel Bowlby, University of York 'The series looks really excellent - attractively produced, user friendly; and outstanding value for money' - Ronald Knowles, Reader, University of Reading

'The Weird Shapes of Sexuality thatLolitaAssumes': Art and Morality, Literature and Life
The Making ofLolitain the 1950s
'An Idealistic Obsession with the Never-to-be-had': Parody, Perversion and the Meaning of Style
Interpretations ofLolitain the 1960s
'The Manifold Recesses of Literary Possibility': Comparative Criticism of America'sLolitain the 1970s
Nabokov's 'Monster of Incuriosity': Kindness, Cruelty, and the Ethics of ReadingLolitain the 1980s
'The Rediscovered Girl': Rereading
Lolitain the 1990s
'The Weird Shapes of Sexuality thatLolitaAssumes': Art and Morality, Literature and Life
The Making ofLolitain the 1950s
'An Idealistic Obsession with the Never-to-be-had': Parody, Perversion and the Meaning of Style
Interpretations ofLolitain the 1960s
'The Manifold Recesses of Literary Possibility': Comparative Criticism of America'sLolitain the 1970s
Nabokov's 'Monster of Incuriosity': Kindness, Cruelty, and the Ethics of ReadingLolitain the 1980s
'The Rediscovered Girl': Rereading
Lolitain the 1990s
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ISBN: 9781840461732
ISBN-10: 184046173X
Series: Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 1st October 2000
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 13.8  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1

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