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Lec 7 - Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (cont.)

"Lec 7 - Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (cont.)" The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291) In the last of three lectures on Lolita, Professor Amy Hungerford discusses the broader context of Nabokov's relation to his novel: both the debate it inspires surrounding censorship and artistic originality, and the concern it evokes in him about the work of art's distillation of the living world or word. Hungerford masterfully draws connections between Nabokov's interest in lepidoptery--butterfly collecting--with his evident fear that the printed word become lapidary, or stone-like. Just as we can no longer appreciate the beauty of a butterfly's motion, once it has been pinned down, so too might living language fall victim to a kind of violence on the page, a formal equivalent to the thematic violence that increases as the novel progresses. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Censorship 11:11 - Chapter 2. The Second Road Trip: Lolita's Agency 24:45 - Chapter 3. Canceled Children: The Symbol of Elphinstone 35:03 - Chapter 4. Two Forms of the Aesthetic: The Living and the Lapidary Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2008.

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