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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

From: Greg
Sent on: Monday, October 6, 2008 8:28 PM
I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:
http://bookclub.meetup.com/17/calendar/8851891/

When: October 29,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Market Avenue Wine Bar
2526 Market Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216)[masked]

If the changes affect your plans to attend, please take a moment to update your RSVP. (You can RSVP "No" or "Maybe" as well as "Yes".)

You can always get in touch with me through the "Contact Organizer" link on Meetup: http://bookclub.meetup.com/17/suggestion/

Okay! Sorry for the delay, all. Life's been a whirlwind lately.

Looking at the poll, it seems that we have a winner, and we'll be reading a classic for October. Lolita it is! Read it in college? It's only 336 pages or so, and you've plenty of time to reread it. Never heard of it? Welcome to our planet.

Here's the ever-handy Amazon.com's synopsis excerpt:

Despite its lascivious reputation, the pleasures of Lolita are as much intellectual as erogenous. It is a love story with the power to raise both chuckles and eyebrows. Humbert Humbert is a European intellectual adrift in America, haunted by memories of a lost adolescent love. When he meets his ideal nymphet in the shape of 12-year-old Dolores Haze, he constructs an elaborate plot to seduce her, but first he must get rid of her mother. In spite of his diabolical wit, reality proves to be more slippery than Humbert's feverish fantasies, and Lolita refuses to conform to his image of the perfect lover.

Playfully perverse in form as well as content, riddled with puns and literary allusions, Nabokov's 1955 novel is a hymn to the Russian-born author's delight in his adopted language.

Happy Autumn to you, now grab a warm glass of cider, put on a sweater and sit outside and read (or re-read) this witty, erotic classic.

NOTE: I still need to confirm the date with the new Market Ave Wine Bar. And get their new address. So check back later on for confirmation.

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