Lolita

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Who is Lolita? The Nabokov literary classic has sparked infinite discussion in the 65 years since its release, but the cultural memory the book has left behind lives more in romance and fashion aesthetics than a cautionary tale about a deceptive predator and his young prey. Jamie Loftus wants to know how we got here, and this series traces Lolita -- the person, Dolores Haze -- from her literary origin to current status as a doomed icon.

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1: Dolores, Not Lolita
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Who is Dolores Haze? Since Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov was published in 1955, readers have formed strong opinions on the story’s narrator and his framing of the titular character. But Lolita and Dolores Haze are far from the same person. Jamie Loftus gets into her history with the book, and dives into the events of the book. Join our Discord for more discussion! https://discord.gg/Xkp2Yav7 Featuring the voices of Aziz Vora as Humbert Humbert, Robert Evans as Vladimir Nabokov, additional voice work from Anna Hossnieh, Shereen Lani-Younes, Grace Thomas, Isaac Taylor, and Miles Gray. Produced by Sophie Lichterman, Miles Gray, Beth-Anne Macaluso and Jack O'Brien. Editing by Isaac Taylor, additional editing by Ben Loftus. Written and hosted by Jamie Loftus. In this episode we talked about: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket Lewis Carroll: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/lewis-carrolls-shifting-reputation-9432378/ The Mann Act: https://www.history.com/news/white-slave-mann-act-jack-johnson-pardon The Enchanted Hunters and the Hunted Enchanters: https://thenabokovian.org/node/50399 This interview with Nabokov from the Paris Review: https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/4310/the-art-of-fiction-no-40-vladimir-nabokov Men Explain Lolita to Me: https://lithub.com/men-explain-lolita-to-me/  Reading Lolita in Tehran: https://azarnafisi.com/book/reading-lolita-in-tehran/  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 23, 2020
Lolita Podcast Trailer
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Who is Lolita? The Nabokov literary classic has sparked infinite discussion in the 65 years since its release, but the cultural memory the book has left behind lives more in romance and fashion aesthetics than a cautionary tale about a deceptive predator and his young prey. Jamie Loftus wants to know how we got here, and this series traces Lolita -- the person, Dolores Haze -- from her literary origin to current status as a doomed icon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 21, 2020