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Lolita (1962)

Adapted from Vladimir Nabokov’s quirky novel, Kubrick’s Lolita was highly restricted by censorship laws but still remained an incredibly controversial movie. Humbert Humbert, a middle-aged British professor, develops an obsession with the teenage daughter of his land lady during his summer lodgings. 500 more words


"Jug Face" (2013): the Camera Wants What It Wants

Jug Face (2013) is a backwoods Southern Gothic horror tale that revolves around a cult religion based on a bloody pit dug in the earth. It is unclear how it got there, but the film does reveal that its supernatural (likely demonic) power saved its devotees from a “pox” that was decimating its population. 752 more words


What does Shakespeare, St. George and the UN have in common?


Reader or a Rereader??

I was going through an article citing Vladimir Nabokov‘s arguments from a 1969 BBC interview of his. This, to a considerable extent, has cleared my understanding of the statement  that ‘ 347 more words


Netting a Knight: Nabokov’s First English Novel

Ron Scheer reviews The Real Life of Sebastian Knight (1941) by Vladimir Nabokov.

The risk of talking about anything by Vladimir Nabokov (1899 – 1977) is the opportunity it offers to reveal one’s ignorance. 1,017 more words


Our Existence

The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness. 6 more words

Tales & Poesies

Lolita: The Confessions of a White Widowed Male by Vladimir Nabokov

The unconventional and disturbing confession of Humbert is totally different from all the stories we have today or to all the stories that I have read so far. 1,188 more words

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