Lolita in the Afterlife

AUTEUR(S): Jenny Minton Quigley (ed).

TAAL: Engels.
UITGEVER: Vintage Books.
JAAR: 2021.
PAGINA’S: 420.
DRUK: Eerste editie.
GEWICHT: gram.
STAAT: Nieuw (New).
UITVOERING: Paperback.
ISBN/EAN: 9781984898838


A vibrant collection of sharp and essential modern pieces on the perennially controversial Lolita, by a wide range of celebrated writers, edited by the daughter of Lolita’s original publisher.

In 1958, Vladimir Nabokov’s ‘Lolita’ was published in the United States to immediate controversy. More than sixty years later, it is more important than ever to discuss this complex novel. Now, having commissioned original contributions by Cheryl Strayed, Roxane Gay, Erika Sánchez, Sloane Crosley, Andre Dubus III, Ian Frazier, Lauren Groff, Stacy Schiff, Emily Mortimer, Victor LaValle, and many more, Jenny Minton Quigley examines how we read ‘Lolita’ today.

‘Lolita’ both exists in and exemplifies many of the issues at the forefront of our current national discourse: art and politics, race and whiteness, gender and power, sexual trauma. Jenny, the daughter of Walter J. Minton, who published ‘Lolita’ at G. P. Putnam’s Sons after it had been rejected by five other American publishers, brings a unique vantage point to this conversation. In her introduction she tells the amazing true story of the original publication, a risk Walter took despite the very real possibility that he could be prosecuted and go to jail (and which, by the way, included Walter’s daring flight through a storm to meet Nabokov and strike the deal).

‘Lolita in the Afterlife’ is a riveting examination of the bright and dark spell that Nabokov’s indelible novel left and still leaves on the cultural landscape. As these prominent writers of the twenty-first century attest, ‘Lolita’ lives on, in an afterlife as blinding as a supernova.


Op voorraad

Jenny Minton Quigley (ed). Lolita in the Afterlife. Vintage Books, verschenen in 2021. 420 pagina’s. Eerste editie. mm. gram. Staat: Nieuw (New). Paperback.

INTERN ID: 9781984898838
NUR: Onbekend.
LCCN: Onbekend.
DCC: Onbekend.
LCC: Onbekend.


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