Aestheticism, Nabokov, and "Lolita" (Studies in American Literature No. 31)

Aestheticism, Nabokov, and "Lolita" (Studies in American Literature No. 31)

By: David Andrews (author)Hardback

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This work offers a revaluation of aestheticism as a literary and historical idea. It re-examines Nabokov in the light of his aestheticism, portraying him as an aesthete and a humanist. It also offers a revisionary reading of Lolita, focusing on aestheticism.

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Preface: "Lolita" as experience. 1: Aestheticism and art for art's sake - Poe, Wilde, and Riefenstahl. 2 Nabokovian aestheticism and the anti-interpretive principle. 3: "Lolita" and the double intention. 4: A litter of Lolita's - three adaptations of an uncooperative novel. 5: Conclusion.

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  • publication date: 30/04/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780773479609
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 172
  • ID: 9780773479609
  • ISBN10: 0773479600

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