Tags : vladimir nabokov

Teenage Kicks: Kubrick’s ‘Lolita’ versus Lyne’s ‘Lolita’

Dead Sexy: A Fortnightly Column on Erotic Thrillers Contrary to popular belief, I prefer erotic thriller maestro Adrian Lyne’s Lolita adaptation to the one made 35 years prior by Stanley Kubrick. But do either do Nabokov’s novel justice? Calling Lolita controversial feels like the understatement of the century. Many will know Lolita‘s famed storyline, but […]Read More

Lana Del Rey vs Lolita

“Light of my life, fire of my loins”: the first words of both Nabokov’s masterful novel Lolita and the hook of Lana Del Rey’s track ‘Off to the Races’. This is just one example of the influence the magnum-opus of Russian-born, English writing Nabokov has had on the songs of Lana Del Rey. Del Rey’s […]Read More

How’d You Solve A Problem Like Lolita?

Vladimir Nabokov’s 1955 novel Lolita chronicles the sexual relationship between a 12 year old girl, Dolores Haze, otherwise known as Lolita, and her 38 year old step-father, Humbert Humbert. For many already familiar with the story or being introduced to it now, I would hope that your response to that synopsis would be disgust. Nabokov’s […]Read More

Book Review: Lolita // Vladimir Nabokov

With a very famous story and very infamous subject matter, Lolita has become one of the most well-known pieces of modern Russian literature. Because of this, the novel has found its way on to many “To Read” lists of literature buffs. Despite many reviews, such as Vanity Fair’s claim that it is “the only convincing […]Read More