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Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (Владимир Набоков - Лолита)

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First Release: September 1955 by Olympia Press, 336 pages

2 out of 10
Actually, I wasn't going to write anything about this book, but over and over again I come across reviews in which Lolita is blamed for being a manipulative demoness who seduced poor Humbert. There are, of course, opinions that both characters are evil and worth each other. Some call their relationships unhappy love (which is bizarre). 

What kind of dualism can we talk about when the drama participants are not initially equal? Do people really have no empathy or sufficient imagination to imagine their relative, an acquaintance, or just an abstract girl, in the place of the heroine, and understand that everyone rebel in their youth, especially children from dysfunctional families. This is not a reason. Not an excuse.