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Nabokov, Garcia Marquez "Justify Paedophilia" Says Russian Church

AP | By MANSUR MIROVALEV | Posted 11.30.2011 | Books

MOSCOW -- A senior Russian Orthodox official claimed Wednesday that novels by Vladimir Nabokov and Gabriel Garcia Marquez justify pedophilia and said ...

Five Books That Blew Our Minds, 1955-1975

Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty

At first glance, these books have very little in common -- a racially-charged tome and one of the most praised linguistic publications in history, a "...

Book Review: The End of Everything by Megan Abbott

Carole Mallory | Posted 10.04.2011 | Books
Carole Mallory

Edgar Award-winning author Megan Abbott takes a scalpel to the origins of incest in her just released noir triumph, The End of Everything. ...

First Choice for Lolita, Hayley Mills, Attends Rare Screening of Whistle Down the Wind in Hollywood, Cult Classic Comes to BAM

Penelope Andrew | Posted 08.21.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Film buffs who missed the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival's rare screening and discussion of director Bryan Forbes' (The L-Shaped Room) first...

Literary Characters Who Should Be Tweeting

flavorwire.com | Posted 08.03.2011 | Books

As any true Joyce fan knows, Bloomsday is fast approaching, and this year, thanks to Twitter, there will be a new way to celebrate. One dedicated fan ...

Happy Mother's Day: Psycho Moms In Literature

Amy Wilson | Posted 07.06.2011 | Books
Amy Wilson

As compared to the mommies dearest in these pages, almost any woman can feel like Mother of the Year. A frisson of schadenfreude might be preferable to a entire bouquet of roses.

WATCH: Vladimir Nabokov Marvels Over Different “Lolita” Book Covers

Open Culture | In Books, Literature | May 2nd, 2011 View Comments | Posted 07.03.2011 | Books

In this short excerpt from a TV program called “USA: The Novel,” Vladimir Nabokov comments on different foreign editions of his novel Lolita. ...

Experience Stanley Kubrick's World In New Exhibition

Posted 05.29.2011 | Arts

To watch a Stanley Kubrick film like '2001: A Space Odyssey' or 'Dr. Strangelove' is to enter a veritable museum of pioneering set design and visual e...

WATCH: A Video Tribute To Stanley Kubrick On The Anniversary Of His Death

The Huffington Post | Melinda Brocka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Today marks the anniversary of the death of legendary American film director Stanley Kubrick who died March 7, 1999 from natural causes, he was 70. ...

"The Only Way To Get Rid Of A Temptation Is To Yield To It"

flavorwire.com | Kathleen Massara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Wooing is hard work. Inevitably all of us will be crushed by disappointment from time to time when a chosen paramour rejects us with a single, cutting...

Holiday Travel Anxiety?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Travel anxiety: it ranges from being uptight about missing the plane, to being terrified of flying, from being annoyed by security checks to abhorring...

WATCH: Nabokov Love Letters To Be Published This Weekend

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Vladimir Nabokov, controversial author of "Lolita," left behind a legacy of over 300 letters to his beloved wife of 52-years, Vera. The Russian langua...

Under The Influence

The Huffington Post | Gabe Habash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Writing a book is usually a long, hair-pulling affair for the author. But in the end, only one name appears on the front of the book: their own. What...

No Time?

The Guardian | John Crace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Lolita. Light of my life. Lo. Li. Ta Very Much. If you wonder where my peculiar interests came from, I should have to say it started when I was 13 wit...

FIT Hosts "Lolita" Tea Party

nytimes.com | SARAH MASLIN NIR | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Of the five panelists on stage at the Fashion Institute of Technology on Tuesday night discussing the Japanese fashion culture known as Gothic Lolita,...

'Lolita'

theparisreview.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When my dad gave me a stack of his old college paperbacks, I think the education he hoped to foster was aesthetic, not erotic. But one of the books wa...

'Harry Potter,' 'The Giver,' 'Lolita,' 'Howl'

Dan Wilbur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dan Wilbur

"Lolita," for instance, is now "Likable Rapists." It makes you think that perhaps these new titles are what censors out there really see.

Bidding Farewell to Accidental Books

Sophia Dembling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sophia Dembling

Accidental books are books we might not have chosen given unlimited choice, but also don't mind reading when they fall in our path.

'Lolita' Cover Archive:

biblioklept.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Checkout this great cover gallery archiving over 150 covers of Vladimir Nabokov's masterpiece "Lolita."...

Amy Fisher Porn Movie Deal: "Long Island Lolita" To Star In Four Adult Films

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Amy Fisher wants to try her, uh, hand at porn. The infamous "Long Island Lolita" inked a deal with Dreamzone Entertainment to star in four adult fi...

Top 10 Unreliable Narrators

The Guardian | Henry Sutton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Something strange happened to unreliable narrators in the mid-20th century: they became a little more reliably unreliable, and a lot nastier. In the l...

Amy Fisher Strips For Haiti: "Long Island Lolita" To Bare All For Charity

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Amy Fisher, famous for her disastrous affair with Joey Buttafuoco, is baring all for the people of Haiti. Fisher will be stripping at Scene Restauran...

The Forgettable And The Overlooked In Lit Prizes

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This year is a good one for female writers; most of the major literature prizes have gone to women, though whether this is a fluke, a new trend of hei...

Vladimir Nabokov: Rare Photos Of The "Lolita" Author (PHOTOS)

LIFE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Vladimir Nabokov's never-finished novel, "The Original of Laura," has finally been published to great interest and excitement. In honor of the new pub...

Philip Roth and Woody Allen: Have I Got a Girl for You!

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Roth and Allen are producing works it's difficult not to describe as clichés. What could be more commonplace than men obsessed with proving that male elders remain attractive to their female juniors?