Vladimir Nabokovs Lolita
4 pages (1000 words)
, Book Report/Review
Reviewers of the novel have both praised and condemned the novel for its treatment of art and ethics, in turning a story of ethical depravity into an alluring narrative that justifies the moral decadence pervading the novel.
In his 2000 review of the novel, Lolita's Loose Ends: Nabokov and the Boundless Novel, James Tweedie presents the novel, despite its "salacious content", as a pure literary feat, claiming that the novel "begins with an immoderate conceit that allows its author and reader to explore the extravagant, pleasurable, and disturbing fringes of the language." [Tweedie, 1] Endorsing Nabakov's view of the novel as 'a love affair with English literature', the study reveals how Hum