To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the NoVA Banned Book Club we'll revisit a classic that we discussed at our inaugural meetup!
"Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov is one of the most provocative novels in the English language.
The American Library Association discusses the banned/challenged history of "Lolita":
Banned as obscene in France (1956-1959), in England (1955-59), in Argentina (1959), and in New Zealand (1960). The South African Directorate of Publications announced on November 27, 1982, that Lolita has been taken off the banned list, eight years after a request for permission to market the novel in paperback had been refused. Challenged at the Marion-Levy Public Library System in Ocala, FL (2006). The Marion County commissioners voted to have the county attorney review the novel that addresses the themes of pedophilia and incest, to determine if it meets the state law’s definition of “unsuitable for minors.”
Join us at the discussion to celebrate our club's 1 year anniversary and to discuss Nabokov's most popular book!