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Libro n•40 un autore classico russo

So che è al limite del “classico” e anche del russo, dato che solo la prima stesura fu scritta in russo mentre l’ultima in inglese, ma questo libro è stato definito in molti modi e meritava una menzione. 230 more words

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Hit The Books - "LOLITA" Book Review

Book/Author: Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov

Published: 1955

Nature of the book: Slow paced with an ambitious story

Summary: don’t always trust the charming middle aged fellow that your mother fancies… 542 more words


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Terra Incognita

Vladimir Nabokov’s Terra Incognita begins like a Conrad off-cut, its narrator, Valliere, and his partner Gregson waking to find themselves abandoned by their native porters and the mysterious Cook (“a runaway sailor?”) as they make their way through unexplored country. 415 more words


Day 1003: Classics Club Spin! Look at the Harlequins!

I was supposed to read Vladimir Nabokov’s Ada for the latest Classics Club spin, but after attempting to read it, I substituted Look at the Harlequins!, 453 more words


I'm afraid of reading 'Lolita'

“Lolita, a light in my life, the daughter of my wife. My friend, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: a slippery trip for the tip of my tongue, tough and rewarding, like our friendship, and fun to say, even in anger. 297 more words


Lolita - Afterthought

Let’s just start with the fact that I tried to read this book three times before and failed. I couldn’t get through the first 100 pages without feeling sick to my stomach – the first time I was barely out of my teens. 755 more words