NABOKV-L post 0018475, Mon, 20 Jul 2009 23:16:03 -0300

[NABOKOV] Ranking in a list of the 100 essential books
Bravo magazine's second edition of a 2007 selection of 100 essential books of world literature ( included Nabokov's "Lolita" as its 50th.
The editorial board consulted Harold Bloom and other rankings, such as those from Time Magazine and Modern Library, as a guide for their final choice.
The presentation starts with the traditional "Lolita light of my life" lines, described as an overblown and passionate "erotic onomatopoeia"...
I didn't find their definition for "essential," nor its context, or why it was placed as no.50, after Faulkner, Thomas Mann, T.S.Eliot, Dostoievski, Hemmingway, Conrad, Huxley, H. James...

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