Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita book discussion

Awe and exhilaration—along with heartbreak and mordant wit—abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America. Most of all, it is a meditation on love—love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.

Our discussion leader will be Amy Julian, long time group member and voracious reader.

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  • Susan W.

    I'm not a murderer, but I do employ undocumented workers to work in my yard, but they have to feed their families, and they do great work for the price, and I can get them as I need them, and if the government really wanted to stop the practice they would punish employers rather than the workers...Please reassure me I don't have the capacity for murder...I'm not at all like Humbert.....

    1 · October 30, 2013

  • Susan W.

    Lively, a group of thoughtful readers

    1 · October 30, 2013

  • Beth L

    This has been such a long day - I'm looking forward to having a drink and great discussion tonight :) See you all there!

    1 · October 29, 2013

  • Karen C.

    Sorry, I can't attend tonight after all - looks like I'll be working late. Haven't finished the book yet either, but that would not have stopped me...

    I was looking forward to meeting everyone. Hope to join next time!

    October 29, 2013

  • jaimee

    I think we are going to have a full group tomorrow. I plan on getting there early to make sure we have enough space saved. Don't forget: burger specials and martini/vodka drink specials ( I feel like Lo and Humbert would approve of that combo!)

    October 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi -- There is also a pretty good film version with Jeremy Irons as Humbert Humbert. I have it on videotape (not disc). If anyone wants to see it before or after the club meets, let me know. MJ

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Susan W.

    Has anyone located a copy of Lolita, the film directed by Stanley Kubrik?

    October 20, 2013

  • jaimee

    Our gathering is fast approaching. I know I still have some ways to go with the book. Its been a strange read. If anyone wants a break from their readingor you have finished... here is the screen adaptation directed by stanley kubrik. Starring Peter Sellers and Shelley Winters.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056193/

    October 18, 2013

  • Amanda

    Does anyone have an extra copy of the book? The Chapel Hill library is all out...

    September 30, 2013

  • jaimee

    tuesday specials at Fitzgeralds' includes; $5 burgers, $5 martinis(or anything made with "3 Olives Vodka")

    1 · September 30, 2013

  • jaimee

    Ok, we have a time and date for our October meeting. We hope this doesn't coincide with anyone's halloween party, but we felt that this book would need a whole month for people to absorb it. And we are planning on moving our November meeting up a week to accommodate Thanksgiving plans.

    September 30, 2013

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