Monday, 28 September 2015

Banned Books - Lolita


Lolita  -  Vladimir Nabokov   (1955)
Banned briefly when first published, but its universally agreed quality, huge popularity and the successful film soon protected it from further attacks. However, as it deals with child sexual abuse (Lolita is twelve) it is the only book in this collection to have become increasingly controversial with the passing years. No one wants to ban it now, but it is surrounded by a forest of scholarly texts on how it should be read and taught. The name Lolita is about as popular in America as Adolf is in Germany.

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