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Lolita is in no way controversial.

It should be taught in every school, just like many other great books should be. Most children aren't idiots, we shouldn't try to censor them as if they are. That said of course it should be somewhat age appropiate - 14/15 year olds, not 6/7 year olds.

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Lolita is not a book about a pedophile (I will give that what he did is in no way condoned by me). Nabokov may have said that he hated symbolism, but I find that the book can be viewed as the Soviet Union's attempt to impose their image of perfection on the Russian people like Humbert did on Lolita. In the end, it only caused misery to both. Nabokov himself was a victim of the 1917 Revolution and may have had some sort of subconscious grudge against them for taking away his home
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Most books can be seen as most things if you decide you want to see them in a particular way. That doesn't mean the author had any such intention.

if you want to see Nabokov making a political statement, read Bend Sinister.
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Originally Posted by jonparov View Post
Lolita is in no way controversial.

It should be taught in every school, just like many other great books should be. Most children aren't idiots, we shouldn't try to censor them as if they are. That said of course it should be somewhat age appropiate - 14/15 year olds, not 6/7 year olds.
there is quality and then there is penalty books.
Lolita is a penalty book because the intention of the writer exhibits inhibition and exposes it through a thought process that exasperates recess/possession.
there is no appeal in negative equity as far literature is concerned.
how is this book benefit a child thinking process?
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Originally Posted by Mike C View Post
Most books can be seen as most things if you decide you want to see them in a particular way. That doesn't mean the author had any such intention.

if you want to see Nabokov making a political statement, read Bend Sinister.
It is the intention of the writer to say and so through they are said.
and then read.
this is a three way thinking process that involves thoughts words and then recuperation of those thoughts.
the intention is that.
it is not about decisions or how it seen. It is about the impact I have described above.
I decided the topic is intolerant to my taste so I passed for the reasons I have already stated.
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