Couturier, Maurice. Nabokov's Eros and the Poetics of Desire. 2014

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Nabokov's Eros and the Poetics of Desire
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Nabokov gained international fame with Lolita, a highly erotic and morally disturbing novel. Through its comprehensive study of the amorous and sexual behaviors of Nabokov's characters this book shows how Eros, both as a clown or a pervert, contributes to the poetic excellence of his novels and accounts for the unfolding of the plots.