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Celebrating Lolita’s 58th Birthday
August 18, 2016, 12:00 pm
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On this day in 1958,¬†Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita was published.


While it’s now widely regarded as a classic – a must-read for any serious reader or writer – it wasn’t as well received five or six decades ago. It’s not hard to imagine. After all, the novel is about a middle-aged man’s infatuation with a <gulp> twelve-year-old girl.



No twelve-year-old vixens for you!

But hot damn, is it a great book! If you haven’t read it, I urge you to pick up a copy from your library or local independent bookstore. Or click the link in the first sentence of this post to purchase from Amazon; since I’m an affiliate, your purchase will help me keep this blog going (i.e., I’ll earn money to buy books that I will then write about).


My somewhat beat-up copy.

So happy fifty-eighth birthday, Lolita!

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