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'YOU': The Return of Humbert Humbert

SPOILER WARNINGS: Contains details about the book You by Caroline Kepnes and Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.

There can be no doubt in my mind that Caroline Kepnes was highly influenced by Vladimir Nabokov in her writing of… 728 more words


Vladimir Nabokov & Storytelling Techniques

Perhaps the worst offense man can do is to rob a child of their innocence purely for their own unbridled desires and pleasures. This happens to be the story of the novel, … 1,052 more words

The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World- Sarah Weinman

I think it was around 2008 that I read Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, maybe 2007. I’d been going through a classics streak and trying to get through all those books I should have read but never got around too, and I plowed through the book during the last days of a run of the flu (actual influenza, with fever and body aches, the whole nine yards. 873 more words

Book Review

Vladimir Nabokov, on his birthday April 22

A Russian mystic who railed against the
formal authoritarian power and depersonalization of both organized religion and
government, an aristocrat whose father had been assassinated by the communists, 1,164 more words

April 23 in history

215 BC A temple was built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycinato commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene.

1014 Battle of Clontarf… 627 more words



The BFI’s Kubrick season reminds us again of the visionary director’s breadth of genre: historical epics, political satire and of course, abuse comedy.

Two and a half hours of a grown man (James Mason) grooming a young girl (Sue Lyon), Vladimir Nabokov’s… 222 more words