Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.
If there’s a better novel than Vladimir Nabokov’s masterpiece Lolita, I’ve yet to encounter that book.
Lolita is a tour de force, its luster increasing with the passage of time (the book was first published in 1955).
As long as the art form of novels exist, Lolita will continue to stand tall among the very best.
As a matter of fact, the word Lolita came into popular usage because of Nabokov’s famous novel.
Vladimir Nabokov Interview with British journalist James Mossman (Text Version)
Vladimir Nabokov Quotes
Vladimir Nabokov: Life and Works – BBC Documentary
This is awesome interview, I should watch/listen to the whole interview link down below.
Like you have said before, it is amazing that he has such mastery over a language that is not his native speak, not just written but spoken too!
He was pretty good/excellent in French too.
Not surprising because French was the language of the aristocracy.
And if any author was an aristocrat, it was Nabokov with 50 servants in 1917 (Source: BBC Interview cited above).
I am inspired to read Anna Karenina now, although I have downloaded that book earlier and could not move through quickly for some reason 🙁