Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Lolita Riddle -- A Captivating Youtube Documentary About "Lolita" Author Vladimir Nabokov

Sue Lyon in Stanly Kubrick’s Lolita (1962). 


Vladimir Nabokov



Just watched this documentary on Youtube, it was very interesting. Did you know that Vladimir Nabokov:
  • was molested by his mothers brother, uncle Ruka?
  • had a lifelong passion for butterflies?
  • was a master at constructing puzzles and also chess pussles?
  • was pretty much an all around genius?

I found it interesting that he HATED Sigmund Freud because according to Freud, memories from early sexual abuse could arouse from a completely normal psychosexual development. This effectively undermined every childs testimony to being sexually abused. Because they would have those memories anyway.


Lolita has had many covers over the years, here is one:







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