Monday, December 5, 2011

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Call Number: Stacks: PS3527.A15 L6 1992
Recommended by: Ogerta Lala, International student from Albania

“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta”

Awesome , written by an evil inspired brain. The first part of the book is poetry, the second, is delirium and insanity. This book is the place where the perversion turns into a mythological picture, the forbidden sensual desire turns into a demonic girl. The story begins in Europe where the depressed Humbert lives his secret passions that comes from his roots. America is the magical land where he meets Dolores Haze. The protagonist has a dream: to join his young soul mate, Lolita. But the difficulties are huge: his personality, his insane passion, his tremendous jealousy and of course, the society of 1960. That’s why Humbert decides to marry Ms. Haze, the mother of Lolita, who very soon dies in a tragic car accident. Humber pretends to be the natural father of the girl and that’s how their long dangerous adventure on the highways of the U.S starts. During the reading of the book we will know the mature, the shy, the selfish Humbert and at the same time we will know his insane and unnatural love for Lolita. On the other side is the little Lolita, orphaned, alone, without a childhood and family. A little girl who knows very well her seductive power, her sensual skills while continuing to be innocent. This book is one of those books that should be read and discovered.

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