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It's Time To Learn The Name Sally Horner, 'The Real Lolita'
Vladimir Nabokov refused to admit his 1955 novel was based on a real child's tragedy. Author Sarah Weinman doesn't want us to forget.
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ARTS & CULTURE
Before Nabokov's 'Lolita,' There Was Salvador Dalí's Eerily Similar 'Dullita'
Did the surrealist artist inspire the twisted literary classic?
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So You're Living Under Authoritarian Rule: A Reading List
Writer and editor
It’s nice to know that someone has been there before -- and made some lasting art from it to boot.
The Poetic Host
Compass and clock. People have plans. People set deadlines. Old men and young tourists all crave beauty. But, as each singular human's history proves, the expected is not the actual.
Pop Quiz: Vladimir Nabokov's 'Lolita' or Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud'
If it requires a noun, a verb and laughter, I've done it. Won ...
ARTS & CULTURE
7 Stunning 'Lolita' Book Cover Redesigns
"I want pure colors, melting clouds, accurately drawn details, a sunburst above a receding road with the light reflected in furrows and ruts..."
Broadening Your Event Horizon
You go to an otolaryngologist for throat problems, but an ichthyologist if you're the old man in the Hemingway novel and want to know what fish your wrestling with.
The Interpretation of Vladimir Nabokov's Dreams
piece recounts an experiment that Vladimir Nabokov conducted between October of l964 until January 3, l965 in which he wrote down his dreams.
An American Arcadia - Wilkes County, North Carolina: A Riposte to Katherine Faw Morris
After researching various avant-garde agrarian adventures such as black truffle cultivation and saffron, I chanced upon a property with an existing black truffle orchard in the tiny town of Moravian Falls, which is located in Wilkes County.
Thug Notes Talks 'Lolita': 'I Hope You Like R. Kelly'
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Open Letter to the Ghost of Lou Reed
Author. Academic. Artist.
The Andy Warhol banana on the cover was not the picture of a banana, but the negation of a banana, and the nail-scratch violin of "The Black Angel's Death Song," with you as Bob Dylan, if Bob-Dylan-were-Donovan, was not pop at its most cynical, but pop at its most inimical.
Martin Gardner -- The Best Friend Mathematics Ever Had
Professor of Mathematics, Spelman College
What do L. Ron Hubbard, H.G. Wells, G.K. Chesterton, Lord Dunsany, Alice in Wonderland, M.C. Escher, John H. Conway, Roger Penrose and Oprah Winfrey have in common? The same thing as Isaac Asimov, Vladimir Nabokov, and Salvador Dali.
Sex, Violence and Devils: Ten Books That Shocked the World
Editorial Director of Books and Kindle, Amazon.com
While it may seem tame by today's standards, D.H. Lawrence's classic tale of a gamekeeper and a Lady was so outrageous on the topics of sex and class that it wasn't allowed to be published legally in this country until 1959, 30 years after it first surfaced in Europe.
The Immigrant's Paradox
artist and novelist
Some of the most quintessential depictions of the American land and people arise from a particular eye: the eye of the outsider, who can see the boundaries of Americanness invisible to the native-born.
On the Road With Humbert and Lolita, 60 Years Later
Author and magazine editor
Imagine if Humbert and Lolita were to return to the road again in 2013. What has changed since then on the American landscape? What might that tell us about whom we have become?
Moving On From Your Ex
Breaking up is painful, stressful, and all-consuming. But for many, the real torture comes after you've somewhat recovered and you find out that your ex has a new love in his life
Christopher Carter Sanderson
What's key about communicating is the formation of meaning. And that doesn't happen on the page. It happens in the mind of the reader. That's who you have to care about, and that's where you do your work as a writer.
If Famous Authors Wrote Cosmo Sex Tips
Rare Nabokov Story Found
STYLE & BEAUTY
Gothic Lolitas by Dolldelight (PHOTOS)
Tanja M. Laden
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Know These Books
Editor and freelance writer
Lists are arbitrary. No formula can rank James Joyce over Vladimir Nabokov, or Edith Wharton over Jane Austen. The intellectual knows it's most important to try and read
those great novels.
Cast LOL and Emoticons From Your Lexicon
Editor and freelance writer
There is a very special place in hell reserved for whoever created the emoticon. Nor can we blame the scourge solely on text messaging and e-mail: as far back as the 19th century.
Five Books That Blew Our Minds, 1955-1975
Curtis M. Wong
The Weirdest Writing Habits Of Famous Authors
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