Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. To uploaders: You may not use this site to distribute any material when you do not have the legal rights to do so. But now I know why I didn't read them: it's because I don't like most of them. And the combination of Nabokov's brilliantly fluent and poetical prose and Jeremy Irons' superb narration is such an intoxicating mix - an outstanding audiobook by any yardstick. They range from events which could have possibly happened to outright fantasy involving dragons and she-devils. Lolita, der både er en af de mest berømte og mest kontroversielle romaner i det 20. Please note: This audiobook is in Danish.
The cover art and liner notes are included. He taught literature at Wellesley, Stanford, Cornell, and Harvard. It is one of the funniest serious novels I have ever read; and the vision of its abominable hero, who never deludes or excuses himself, brings into grotesque relief the cant, the vulgarity, and the hypocritical conventions that pervade the human comedy. Only slightly redeemed by some lovely sections. This is some of the most beautiful writing I have ever read or heard. Over half a century on from its initial publication, this book still remains disturbing and shocking! This is not an easy audiobook to listen to. The combination of Nabokov and Jeremy Iron's is a very powerful and toxic, in the most pleasurable kind of toxicity, concoction.
A brilliant spoof, but the book is merely satire and so we shouldn't be disturbed by it. It is a difficult subject and certainly this book is more for literary types who appreciate the intricacies of allusion and metaphor and language. Nam interdum justo eget nisi pulvinar et condimentum orci bibendum. Over time, the impulse to escape the machine and live independently takes hold of him and he embarks on a secret and forbidden love affair. I listened up to the part where Humbert got her alone, but I couldn't go on. Ruddy, self-satisfied, and thoroughly masculine, he is perfectly repugnant to his exquisite but cold middle-class wife, Martha.
However, her aspirations and her desires to escape only bring her further disappointment and eventually lead to unexpected, painful consequences. In 1961 he moved to Montreux, Switzerland, where he died in 1977. I love Nabokov's style of writing and had already read all his stories. In 1940 he moved to the United States, and achieved renown as a novelist, poet, critic, and translator. I would only recommend reading or listening to this book to people who are not uncomfortable with pulling on the skin of a sick individual and walking around for 10 hours or so. This is the first American edition to include the extensive and ingeniously sardonic appendix by the author, written under the anagrammatic pseudonym Vivian Darkbloom. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America.
Joyce's Dubliners takes a similar view of sad existences, but Joyce was steeped in the history of his unhappy land, while Nabokov was merely a visitor. Fusce sed nibh eu odio posuere semper. Even if you're not a fan of audio - I urge you to listen to this recording. Not that the subject is taboo. Like Shakespeare's plays, Lolita definitely benefits from being heard rather than read.
Anyone who digs Gogol and Pushkin should read this book. An absolute masterpiece, and a masterly reading. Unfortunately, I was forced to read it for an exam. Disturbing What made the experience of listening to Lolita the most enjoyable? Was The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov worth the listening time? His growth as a poet and his day-to-day battles against the tediousness of real life will strike a chord with anyone who would rather create than haul their arse to yet another day at work. For example, they let us know which features and sections are most popular. I listened up to the part where Humbert got her alone, but I couldn't go on.
Ada, or Ardor is no less than the supreme work of an imagination at white heat. In any case, while Irons' performance was outstanding, I still don't recommend the audiobook because of the difficulties mentioned above. Narration of dialogue is particularly weak, and with a series as long as this one, it made me lose interest very quickly. Please review the types of cookies we use below. One only needs to read 'Terra Incognita' to see the seeds of his novel 'Ada: or Ardor'. Read perfectly by Jeremy Irons, the novel is thrilling, beautiful and shocking all at the same time. When Albinus introduces her to Rex, an American movie producer, disaster ensues.
Maybe the pinnacle of Nabokov. If you could take any character from Lolita out to dinner, who would it be and why? People talk about this book being akin to the second coming of the New Testament but I just don't see it. The boundaries have been pushed. Lolita seems an assertion of the power of the comic spirit to wrest delight and truth from the most outlandish materials. It is a shocking story at one level of a man's attraction and obsession with young girl-children, but it is also hilarious and Nabokov's rich and vivid, floral use of the English language is breathtaking and captivating.