Friday, October 3, 2014

October 31, 2014 -- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Our next meeting is October 31, 2014.  We will be discussing the book Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Meeting Information:
Location: Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Date: October 31, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM

The following description of the book is from Wikipedia:

Lolita is a novel by Vladimir Nabokov, written in English and published in 1955 in Paris, in 1958 in New York, and in 1959 in London. It was later translated by its Russian-native author into Russian. The novel is notable for its controversial subject: the protagonist and unreliable narrator, a 37-to-38-year-old literature professor called Humbert Humbert, is obsessed with the 12-year-old Dolores Haze, with whom he becomes sexually involved after he becomes her stepfather. "Lolita" is his private nickname for Dolores.
After its publication, Lolita attained a classic status, becoming one of the best-known and most controversial examples of 20th century literature. The name "Lolita" has entered pop culture to describe a sexually precocious girl. The novel was adapted to film by Stanley Kubrick in 1962, and again in 1997 by Adrian Lyne. It has also been adapted several times for stage and has been the subject of two operas, two ballets, and an acclaimed but failed Broadway musical.
Lolita is included on Time's List of the 100 Best Novels in the English language from 1923 to 2005. It is fourth on the Modern Library's 1998 list of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th century. It was also included in the 100 Best Books of All Time, compiled in 2002 by the Norwegian Book Club.


Clif Hostetler said...

Leroy Seat, who attended the September meeting in which our group discussed "Future of an Illusion" has made mention of our book group in his blog. You may read his post and the numerous responding comments at the following link:

Clif Hostetler said...

Our Last Meeting:
Nine people were in attendance at our meeting on October 31. Those present included Tim Thurman, Marty Hattan, Don Pepper, Bernard Norcott/Mahany, Larry and Pat Tucker, June and Leroy Seat, and Clif Hostetler. If you weren't at the meeting you missed a good one.

Clif Hostetler said...

Here is a LINK to Tim Thurman's list of favorite books. Those of you who attended the October 31 meeting expressed interest in seeing the list. The link opens to "Chapter 1: Prefatory Comments." You can proceed to Chapters 2 and 3 by clicking on the appropriate links.