NABOKV-L post 0017586, Sun, 11 Jan 2009 11:41:55 -0500

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov ...

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Book Review: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Written by Jessica SchneiderPublished January 11, 2009

Lolita. It’s been on my to read pile for a while now. It is a novel that, with reputation and all, stands as one of the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels of the Twentieth Century. Not that I appeal to authority, but given the book’s literary presence, in no way do I think Lolita qualifies as one of the 100 Best Novels of the Twentieth Century. It’s a good book certainly, but much of its reputation, I have to believe, is due to the controversial subject matter for its day, as well as critics cribbing from one another their overpraise for the book.

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