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Couturier, Maurice

Works: 1 works in 1 publications in 1 language and 1 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Erotic fiction  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Study guides 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: PS3527.A15, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Maurice Couturier
Lolita by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When it was published in 1955, Lolita immediately became a cause celebre because of the freedom and sophistication with which it handled the unusual erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Vladimir Nabokov's wise, ironic, elegant masterpiece owes its stature as one of the twentieth century's novels of record not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story almost shocking in its beauty and tenderness. Awe and exhilaration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in this account of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America, but most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation
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Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.37 for Lolita / ... to 0.37 for Lolita / ...)

French (1)