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the illstration of desires,
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This review is from: Lolita (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
Nabokov's literary masterpiece is tantalising to the senses. For me the ultimate pleasure in this novel lies in its ability to discuss and elucidate in its very form the fallible nature of art. Lolita becomes more than just a 'nymphet' in fact she represents and embodies Humbert's desires, having at times 'no life of her own'. Humbert's manipulation of reality enables an essentially vulgar little girl to be metamorphosed into an iconic ideal beauty - into Art itself. Dreams are what we wish them to be. A life changing book.