Chasing Lolita

Chasing Lolita
Author: Graham Vickers
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-08
ISBN: 1556529686
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing Lolita Book Excerpt:

In the summer of 1958, a 12-year-old girl took the world by storm--"Lolita" was published in the United States--and since then, her name has been taken in vain to serve a wide range of dubious ventures, both artistic and commercial. Offering a full consideration of not only "the Lolita effect" but shifting attitudes toward the mix of sex, children, and popular entertainment from Victorian times to the present, this study explores the movies, theatrical shows, literary spin-offs, artifacts, fashion, art, photography, and tabloid excesses that have distorted Lolita's identity with an eye toward some real-life cases of young girls who became the innocent victims of someone else's obsession--unhappy sisters to one of the most affecting heroines in fiction. New insight is provided into the brief life of Lolita and into her longer afterlives as well.

Vladimir Nabokov s Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov s Lolita
Author: Ellen Pifer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780195150339
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vladimir Nabokov s Lolita Book Excerpt:

Eight reprinted essays, mostly from the 1990s, examine various facets of the Russian exile's 1955 novel that has raised literary, legal, and religious hackles since it was first published. Also included is a 1967 interview with Nabokov by Herbert Gold. There is no index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Gothic Lolita

Gothic Lolita
Author: Dakota Lane
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2008-11-25
ISBN: 1416913963
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gothic Lolita Book Excerpt:

Sixteen-year-olds Chelsea and Miya have a lot in common, from their love of blogging, loss of loved ones, and the Shonin rainbow warrior books, to nationalities, even though they are half-way across the world from each other.

Teaching Nabokov s Lolita in the MeToo Era

Teaching Nabokov   s Lolita in the  MeToo Era
Author: Elena Rakhimova-Sommers
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2021-03-15
ISBN: 1793628394
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Nabokov s Lolita in the MeToo Era Book Excerpt:

Teaching Nabokov’s Lolita in the #MeToo Era seeks to critique the novel from the standpoint of its teachability to undergraduate and graduate students in the twenty-first century. The time has come to ask: in the #MeToo era and beyond, how do we approach Nabokov’s inflammatory masterpiece, Lolita? How do we read a novel that describes an unpardonable crime? How do we balance analysis of Lolita’s brilliant language and aesthetic complexity with due attention to its troubling content? This student-focused volume offers practical and specific answers to these questions and includes suggestions for teaching the novel in conventional and online modalities. Distinguished Nabokov scholars explore the multilayered nature of Lolita by sharing innovative assignments, creative-writing exercises, methodologies of teaching the novel through film and theatre, and new critical analyses and interpretations.

Lolita between Adaptation and Interpretation

Lolita between Adaptation and Interpretation
Author: Anna Pilińska
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2015-09-04
ISBN: 1443881465
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lolita between Adaptation and Interpretation Book Excerpt:

"This book offers a comparative analysis of three versions of Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita: namely, the original novel (1955), the script written by the novelist himself and published as Lolita: A Screenplay (1974), and Stanley Kubrick's film based on Lolita's storyline (1962). Kubrick's final product oscillates between adaptation and interpretation, as it draws from both Nabokov's novel and script, but also uses the improvisational talents of the cast, eventually rendering the director's firm auteurial hand clearly visible throughout the film. The book analyses how various additions and subtractions made first by Nabokov as a screenwriter, and later by Kubrick as a movie director, influence the reception of the four main characters: Lolita, Humbert Humbert, Charlotte Haze, and Clare Quilty. The original novel's multilayered web of intertextual references -- among them the works of Edgar Allan Poe and the typically Nabokovian critique of Freudian theories -- becomes significantly reduced in the script and the film, with Kubrick additionally enriching the film version of the story with cinematic references"--Provided by publisher.

The Annotated Lolita

The Annotated Lolita
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2011-08-17
ISBN: 0307788083
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Annotated Lolita Book Excerpt:

The annotated text of this modern classic. It assiduously illuminates the extravagant wordplay and the frequent literary allusions, parodies, and cross-references. Edited with a preface, introduction and notes by Alfred Appel, Jr.

Lolita in the Afterlife

Lolita in the Afterlife
Author: Jenny Minton Quigley
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN: 1984898833
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lolita in the Afterlife Book Excerpt:

A vibrant collection of sharp and essential modern pieces on Vladimir Nabokov’s perennially provocative book—with original contributions from a stellar cast of prominent twenty-first century writers. In 1958, Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita was published in the United States to immediate controversy and bestsellerdom. More than sixty years later, this phenomenal novel generates as much buzz as it did when originally published. Central to countless issues at the forefront of our national discourse—art and politics, race and whiteness, gender and power, sexual trauma—Lolita lives on, in an afterlife as blinding as a supernova. Lolita in the Afterlife is edited by the daughter of Lolita’s original publisher in America. WITH CONTRIBUTIONS BY Robin Givhan • Aleksandar Hemon • Jim Shepard • Emily Mortimer • Laura Lippman • Erika L. Sánchez • Sarah Weinman • Andre Dubus III • Mary Gaitskill • Zainab Salbi • Christina Baker Kline • Ian Frazier • Cheryl Strayed • Sloane Crosley • Victor LaValle • Jill Kargman • Lila Azam Zanganeh • Roxane Gay • Claire Dederer • Jessica Shattuck • Stacy Schiff • Susan Choi • Kate Elizabeth Russell • Tom Bissell • Kira Von Eichel • Bindu Bansinath • Dani Shapiro • Alexander Chee • Lauren Groff • Morgan Jerkins

Lolita The Story of a Cover Girl

Lolita   The Story of a Cover Girl
Author: John Bertram,Yuri Leving
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-07-19
ISBN: 1440329885
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lolita The Story of a Cover Girl Book Excerpt:

What should Lolita look like? The question has dogged book-cover designers since 1955, when Lolita was first published in a plain green wrapper. The heroine of Vladimir Nabokov's classic novel has often been shown as a teenage seductress in heart-shaped glasses--a deceptive image that misreads the book but has seeped deep into our cultural life, from fashion to film. Lolita - The Story of a Cover Girl: Vladimir Nabokov's Novel in Art and Design reconsiders the cover of Lolita. Eighty renowned graphic designers and illustrators (including Paula Scher, Jessica Hische, Jessica Helfand, and Peter Mendelsund) offer their own takes on the book's jacket, while graphic-design critics and Nabokov scholars survey more than half a century of Lolita covers. You'll also find thoughtful essays from such design luminaries as Mary Gaitskill, Debbie Millman, Michael Bierut, Peter Mendelsund, Jessica Helfand, Alice Twemlow, Johanna Drucker, Leland de la Durantaye, Ellen Pifer, and Stephen Blackwell. Through the lenses of design and literature, Lolita - The Story of a Cover Girl tells the strange design history of one of the most important novels of the 20th century--and offers a new way for thinking visually about difficult books. You'll never look at Lolita the same way again.

The Real Lolita

The Real Lolita
Author: Sarah Weinman
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-09-11
ISBN: 1474605621
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Real Lolita Book Excerpt:

Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita is one of the most beloved and notorious novels of all time. And yet, very few of its readers know that the subject of the novel was inspired by a real-life case: the 1948 abduction of eleven-year-old Sally Horner. Weaving together suspenseful crime narrative, cultural and social history, and literary investigation, The Real Lolita restores Sally Horner to her rightful place in the lore of the novel's creation. Drawing upon extensive investigations, legal documents, public records, and interviews with remaining relatives, Sarah Weinman casts a new light on the dark inspiration for a modern classic.

Goth Craft

Goth Craft
Author: Raven Digitalis
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 93
Release: 2007-09
ISBN: 0738711047
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goth Craft Book Excerpt:

"Goth Craft is a sexy and serious A-Z of dark culture's collective tribal identity. More than just a demented 'Preppy Handbook' for a different era, Goth Craft goes beyond mere fashion, taking readers deep into the magical currents of this emerging subculture. Fascinating." —Richard Metzger, host of Disinformation and editor of Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide To Magick & The Occult When Paganism and Goth culture collide, prepare for a powerful blend of independent thought and magickal tranformation. Learn how to channel dark emotions, express yourself magickally through the dark arts of clothing, hair, makeup, body modifications, and choose appropriate Goth music for ritual. Try some spellcasting on the dance floor. Discover the workings of shadow magick, death energy, and blood magick. Find out what draws us to the dark side. "Don't let your assumptions fool you — Goth Craft is a lovingly written and carefully researched piece of work. It covers the intersection of Gothic subculture and Pagan spirituality from every conceivable angle, and manages to be both fun and eye-catching along the way." —Michelle Belanger, author of The Psychic Vampire Codex and editor of Vampires In Their Own Words "An insightful, honest, and spiritual exploration of the intersection of Witchcraft and Goth." —Christopher Penczak, author of the Temple of Witchcraft series

Approaches to Teaching Nabokov s Lolita

Approaches to Teaching Nabokov s Lolita
Author: Zoran Kuzmanovich,Galya Diment
Publsiher: Modern Language Assn of Amer
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaches to Teaching Nabokov s Lolita Book Excerpt:

Widely considered one of the twentieth century's great novels, Lolita maintains an established place on the syllabus. Yet its mix of narrative strategies, ornate allusive prose, and troublesome subject matter complicates its presentation to students. This volume helps instructors make Lolita accessible to students. Part 1 opens with an extensive chronology of the author's life, outlines the novel's convoluted publication history, and identifies useful textual and audiovisual. Part 2 concentrates on the novel's ethical quandries and introduces its textual intricacies.

A Reader s Guide to Nabokov s Lolita

A Reader s Guide to Nabokov s  Lolita
Author: Julian W. Connolly
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Reader s Guide to Nabokov s Lolita Book Excerpt:

"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." --Book Jacket.

Seasoned Authors for a New Season

Seasoned Authors for a New Season
Author: Louis Filler
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1980
ISBN: 9780879721435
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seasoned Authors for a New Season Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays probes the values in a variety of authors who have had in common the fact of popularity and erstwhile reputation. Why were they esteemed? Who esteemed them? And what has become of their reputations, to readers, to the critic himself? No writer here has been asked to justify the work of his subject, and reports and conclusions about this wide variety of creative writers vary, sometimes emphasizing what the critic believes to be enduring qualities in the subject, in several cases finding limitations in what that writer has to offer us today.

Joseph Conrad comparative Essays

Joseph Conrad  comparative Essays
Author: Adam Gillon
Publsiher: Texas Tech University Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780896723214
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joseph Conrad comparative Essays Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays continues Adam Gillon's comparatist approach to Joseph Conrad, which he exhibited in three previous books: The Eternal Solitary: A Study of Joseph Conrad (1960 and 1964), Conrad and Shakespeare and Other Essays (1976), and Joseph Conrad (Tawyne English Authors Series), 1982. In the present collection, Gillon extends his perspectives by examining the affinities between Conrad's descriptive art and painting and film. Gillon presents a variety of new views and insights as he traces the connections between Conrad and such writers as Henry James and Vladimir Nabokov and compares Conradian characters Prince Roman and Peer Ivanovitch. Gillon's Polish background looms large in this collection. His mastery of the Polish language is apparent in the discussion of two Polish novels about Conrad's early life and in his translation of excerpts from these novels. The first and last chapters offer moving glimpses of Gillon's own Polish footprints, his initiation into Conrad lore, and the visit to his native land after a long absence. The intimacy and wry humor of these recollections are evident also in his essay about adapting Conrad to film, which is illustrated with excerpts from his scripts Under Western Eyes and Dark Country, his screenplay inspired by Heart of Darkness and Conradian themes. A native of Poland, Adam Gillon is professor emeritus of English and comparative literature at the State University of New York, New Paltz. He has lectured at universities in Canada, Israel, and Europe. His numerous publications include critical studies of Conrad, fiction, poetry, translations, articles, and reviews. He has written award-winning plays for screen, stage, and radio. He wrote, directed, and produced a feature film, The Bet. Gillon is president of the Joseph Conrad Society of America and founder and senior editor of its newsletter, Joseph Conrad Today.Raymond Brebach is an associate professor of humanities at Drexel University. He is a contributing editor for the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad and he edits Joseph Conrad Today, the newsletter of the Joseph Conrad Society of America. He has written on the collaboration of Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford.

The Cambridge History of American Literature Volume 7 Prose Writing 1940 1990

The Cambridge History of American Literature  Volume 7  Prose Writing  1940 1990
Author: Sacvan Bercovitch,Cyrus R. K. Patell
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 824
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780521497329
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge History of American Literature Volume 7 Prose Writing 1940 1990 Book Excerpt:

Discusses the social, cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic aspects of American literature

Someday

Someday
Author: Smith E. Wood
Publsiher: Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2011-09
ISBN: 143491125X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Someday Book Excerpt:

Listening to Stanley Kubrick

Listening to Stanley Kubrick
Author: Christine Lee Gengaro
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0810885646
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Listening to Stanley Kubrick Book Excerpt:

In Listening to Stanley Kubrick, Christine Gengaro provides an in-depth exploration of the music that was composed for Stanley Kubrick's films and places the preexistent music he utilized into historical context. This book offers a thoroughly researched examination into the musical elements of one of cinema's most brilliant artists.

Indirect Pedagogy

Indirect Pedagogy
Author: Herner Saeverot
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2013-02-11
ISBN: 9462091943
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indirect Pedagogy Book Excerpt:

While existential issues perhaps concern people the most, today’s education is not as preoccupied with such issues. Instead, education is becoming more uniform and streamlined; more and more one-sidedly directed towards what is useful. The purpose of this book is to focus on education’s existential dimension. Such a focus requires at least three things. Firstly, we need to justify why it is necessary to reconnect with existentialism in education. Secondly, we need to undergo an examination of the quality of existential education, so that we can have a basis as to what kind of educational interests teachers should have. Thirdly, we need to gain knowledge about how teachers may teach in light of existential matters. However, to teach in light of existence is highly paradoxical in that existence cannot be forced on someone, but is rather a subjective matter. Teaching which is non-ironical or too direct can thus be very problematic concerning existential issues. The reason being that there is no objective truth in terms of existence. There is only a matter of subjective or existential truth, which is only true for the single individual. Therefore, the book suggests that the approach teachers’ take must be discrete and indirect so as to create room for students to take responsibility for their subjective truth. Such an indirect pedagogy is not a programme, but rather a form of existential education. The overall aim of the book is, by way of introducing and developing the concept of indirect pedagogy, to extend and reinvent the language of teaching.

Apocalypse Deferred

Apocalypse Deferred
Author: Jeremiah L. Alberg
Publsiher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2017-06-15
ISBN: 0268100195
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Apocalypse Deferred Book Excerpt:

The thought of René Girard on violence, sacrifice, and mimetic theory has exerted a strong influence on Japanese scholars as well as around the world. In this collection of essays, originating from a Tokyo conference on violence and religion, scholars call on Girardian ideas to address apocalyptic events that have marked Japan's recent history as well as other aspects of, primarily, Japanese literature and culture. Girard's theological notion of apocalypse resonates strongly with those grappling with the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as events such as the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear disaster. In its focus on Girard and devastating violence, the contributors raise issues of promise and peril for us all. The essays in Part I of the volume are primarily rooted in the events of World War II. The contributors employ mimetic theory to respond to the use of nuclear weapons and the threat of absolute destruction. Essays in Part II cover a wide range of topics in Japanese cultural history from the viewpoint of mimetic theory, ranging from classic and modern Japanese literature to anime. Essays in Part III address theological questions and mimetic theory, especially from a Judeo-Christian perspective. Contributors: Jeremiah L. Alberg, Jean-Pierre Dupuy, Yoko Irie Fayolle, Eric Gans, Sandor Goodhart, Shoichiro Iwakari, Mizuho Kawasaki, Kunio Nakahata, Andreas Oberprantacher, Mery Rodriguez, Thomas Ryba, Richard Schenk, OP, Roberto Solarte, Matthew Taylor, and Anthony D. Traylor.

Reading America

Reading America
Author: Elizabeth Boyle
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2009-03-26
ISBN: 1443807230
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading America Book Excerpt:

This specially commissioned volume of essays offers a refreshing and unusual perspective on classic novels from the American literary canon. Accessible to students, scholars and the interested reader, this engaging collection explores familiar novels through unfamiliar lenses and, in so doing, sheds light on surprising and previously overlooked aspects of each text. Reading America presents a new approach to American literature by showcasing a cross-section of recent research into previously un-tapped areas of interest. Each chapter attempts to re-read classic American texts using new or unorthodox theoretical frameworks, including such diverse topics as an Emersonian reading of Don DeLillo, decoding Thomas Pynchon with eco-criticism and understanding Paul Auster’s New York Trilogy by exploring the graphic novel version of “City of Glass”. Other authors explored in this way include Henry James, Truman Capote, Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates and F. Scott Fitzgerald. This type of approach widens the reader’s knowledge of each well-known text and encourages new critical evaluations of contemporary American literature. The collection moves through six large topic areas, from Naturalism and an idea of the “Great American Novel” at the end of the nineteenth century, through politics, sexuality, language and nature, to a contemporary engagement with postmodernism. Each essay deals with its own particular subject and author, but the full impact of each on the notion of the “American novel” as a phenomenon can only be understood when read in conjunction with the others. Of interest to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, Reading America would be a valuable asset to any American Studies or American Literature degree course, and a useful companion to American History or Politics courses. The volume will also attract strong interest from established academics, especially those researching the fields of literature, critical theory, cultural history and politics.