“Light of My Life”

Love, Time and Memory in Nabokov’s Lolita


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About the Book

Vladimir Nabokov, one of the 20th century’s greatest novelists, is particularly remembered for his masterpiece Lolita. The present work examines the enduring themes of Lolita and places the novel in its biographical, social, cultural and historical contexts. Of particular interest are questions of love in all of its manifestations, the central problem of time in the book, and memory as it is explored in fictional memoir or, in this case, the central protagonist’s “confession.”

About the Author(s)

James D. Hardy, Jr., is a professor of history at Louisiana State University and has written numerous books on baseball. He lives in Baton Rouge.

Ann Martin teaches English at Louisiana State University and has collected several teaching awards.

Bibliographic Details

James D. Hardy, Jr. and Ann Martin

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 208
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6357-2
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8550-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      viii
Preface      1
1. The Word Known to All Men      11
2. Marriage      62
3. Irregular Adventurers      100
4. Exeunt Omnes      154
Bibliographical Reflections      185
Index      195