WICE Bilingual Book Group
09 APR 2021
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC+02:00)
Vladimir Nabokov's portrayal of love as outrage and obsession was one of the most controversial novels of the 20th century. The story of the ageing Humbert Humbert's all-devouring, doomed passion for 12-year-old Dolores Haze is simultaneously repulsive and compelling. Writers such as Martin Amis and Brian Boyd have positioned Nabokov as one of the greatest writers of the century. Reading Lolita has been described as a dive into some of the finest writing ever committed to a page.
‘Lolita is more the shocking because it is both intensely lyrical and wildly funny ... a Medusa's head with trick paper snakes.’ Time
‘Lolita est une œuvre à part, qui suscite le malaise autant que la fascination, qui dérange autant qu'il séduit.’ France Inter.
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