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Cognitive Argument: The Aesthetic Claim

Berys Gaut

in Art, Emotion and Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263219
eISBN:
9780191718854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263219.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter completes the cognitive argument for ethicism by defending the aesthetic claim. It develops the componential and the critical vocabulary arguments in support of the claim. It also ... More


Nabokov

Gareth Wood

in Javier Marías's Debt to Translation: Sterne, Browne, Nabokov

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651337
eISBN:
9780191741180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651337.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Marías's prolonged interest in the work of Vladimir Nabokov is explored in this chapter, starting with a comparison of their public personae. Discussion aims to give a sense of the extent of Marías's ... More


The Ontogeny of Love

Sudhir Kakar and John Munder Ross

in Tales of Love, Sex, and Danger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072560
eISBN:
9780199082124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072560.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The origins of erotic love can be traced back to the essential union of infant and mother. This chapter follows love’s evolution, meandering through sensuous detours to discover the beloved’s ... More


Who Is “My Nabokov”?

Brain Boyd

in Stalking Nabokov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158572
eISBN:
9780231530293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158572.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In this chapter, the author talks about his unique association with Vladimir Nabokov. He recalls reading the Nabokov novel Lolita for the first time and how it has mystified him. He also read Pale ... More


The Storable Future and the Stored Past

Dominic Pettman

in Love and Other Technologies: Retrofitting Eros for the Information Age

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226689
eISBN:
9780823235407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226689.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter deliberates on Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita, expounding on Humbert and the nymphet love affair with the wonders behind time travel. One seems to journey across time ... More


Nabokov and his Books: Between Late Modernism and the Literary Marketplace

Duncan White

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198737629
eISBN:
9780191801051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737629.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

At the outbreak of the Second World War Vladimir Nabokov stood on the brink of losing everything all over again. The reputation he had built as the pre-eminent Russian novelist in exile was ... More


The Pangs of Exile: Memoir Out of Iran

Gillian Whitlock

in Soft Weapons: Autobiography in Transit

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226895253
eISBN:
9780226895277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226895277.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses a memoir of power and influence. Azar Nafisi's Reading “Lolita” in Tehran: A Memoir in Books is specifically considered. In Reading “Lolita”, Nafisi recalls that revolutionary ... More


American Beastliness, the Great Purge and its Aftermath (1946–1959)

David Bradshaw

in Prudes on the Prowl: Fiction and Obscenity in England, 1850 to the Present Day

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199697564
eISBN:
9780191764745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697564.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on the period leading up to the passage of the Obscene Publications Act of 1959. It considers fears of the Americanization of British culture culminating in the purge of 1954, ... More


Dual Focalization, Retrospective Fictional Autobiography, and the Ethics of Lolita

James Phelan

in Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology and the Brain

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195140057
eISBN:
9780199847402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140057.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

As we explore Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita, we see that Humbert Humbert's character provides a description of how he had imagined the murals on the walls of the Enchanted Hunters Hotel after ... More


‘Aesthetic Bliss’ and Its Allegorical Displacements in Lolita

Barbara Straumann

in Figurations of Exile in Hitchcock and Nabokov

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636464
eISBN:
9780748651894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636464.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyses Nabokov’s Lolita and the text’s antagonism between tragic sadness and flippant playfulness. It centres on three areas: the manner the narratorial and authorial levels combine on ... More


Soft Weapons: Autobiography in Transit

Gillian Whitlock

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226895253
eISBN:
9780226895277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226895277.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran, Marjane Satrapi's comics, and “Baghdad Blogger” Salam Pax's Internet diary are just a few examples of the new face of autobiography in an age of migration, ... More


Stalking Nabokov

Brian Boyd

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158572
eISBN:
9780231530293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158572.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

At the age of twenty-one, the author wrote a thesis on Vladimir Nabokov that Nabokov called “brilliant.” After gaining exclusive access to the writer's archives, he wrote a two-part, award-winning ... More


Critical Children: The Use of Childhood in Ten Great Novels

Richard Locke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157834
eISBN:
9780231527996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157834.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book analyzes ten books in which children feature as critical characters and assesses the ways the children in these novels have been used to explore and evade large social, psychological and ... More


Drawing Lines and Crossing Borders: Musical Climates, the Diegetic-Nondiegetic Border, and Voice-Over Narration

Kate McQuiston

in We'll Meet Again: Musical Design in the Films of Stanley Kubrick

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199767656
eISBN:
9780199369492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767656.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Chapter 2 explores the deployment of musical works and styles as settings within and across his films. Music marks various dramatic climates and tracks the progress of characters. The impact of a ... More


The Mutual Inscription of Music and Drama

Kate McQuiston

in We'll Meet Again: Musical Design in the Films of Stanley Kubrick

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199767656
eISBN:
9780199369492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767656.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Chapter 5 proposes the concept of inscription, entailing the most cohesive instances of recurring music and image or narrative born in Kubrick’s films. Inscription pairs recurring music with action ... More


Lipstick Revolutionaries: Dolores “Lolita” Lebrón Sotomayor and the Site of Rican Death

Sandra Ruiz

in Ricanness: Enduring Time in Anticolonial Performance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479888740
eISBN:
9781479890705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479888740.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 1 begins with Dolores “Lolita” Lebrón Sotomayor and fellow members of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party staging an armed assault against the US Congress in 1954. The author analyzes Lebrón’s ... More


Epilogue: A Few More Scenes on the Unwanted, or a Pause for the Rican Future

Sandra Ruiz

in Ricanness: Enduring Time in Anticolonial Performance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479888740
eISBN:
9781479890705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479888740.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The epilogue addresses the unfolding aftermath of the crisis of Hurricane Maria. Returning to the poetry of Lebrón and the philosophy of Fanon, the epilogue reinforces the book’s argument that ... More


On the Way to the Author

Nina L. Khrushcheva

in Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108866
eISBN:
9780300148244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108866.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses several aspects of Nabokov's career in exile including how Lolita, for all its foreignness, at times felt like Russian literature; his success in America, when real migrants ... More


Vladimir Nabokov’s Abused Nymph: Lolita

Richard Locke

in Critical Children: The Use of Childhood in Ten Great Novels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157834
eISBN:
9780231527996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157834.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter assesses the use of the child in Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita (1955). The novel portrays Dolly Haze, nicknamed Lolita by her stepfather and lover Humbert Humbert, as a corrupt young girl ... More


Tolstoy and Nabokov

Brain Boyd

in Stalking Nabokov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158572
eISBN:
9780231530293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158572.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter compares Leo Tolstoy and Vladimir Nabokov by looking at the openings of their respective novels, Anna Karenina and Lolita. Rather than setting an example of “classical realism” against ... More


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