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395 Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (A Best of HOL Episode)

The History of Literature

Jacke plays a clip from Nabokov discussing his famous novel Lolita, in which the frantic narrator Humbert Humbert recounts his passionate (and illegal, immoral, and illicit) love for a young girl. After hearing from the author, Jacke plays clips from three History of Literature Podcast interviews: Jenny Minton Quigley, Jim Shepard,, and Joshua Ferris.Additional listening: Episode 318 - Lolita (with Jenny Minton Quigley) Episode 96 - Dracula, Lolita, and the Power of Volcanoes (with Jim Shepard) Episode 112 - The Novelist and the Witch-Doctor: Unpacking Nabokov's Case Against Freud (with Joshua Ferris) Help support the show at patreon.com/literature or historyofliterature.com/shop. The History of Literature Podcast is a member of Lit Hub Radio and the Podglomerate Network. Learn more at www.thepodglomerate.com/historyofliterature. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 2mins

31 Mar 2022

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Foibles Episode 33: Pnin, Vladimir Nabokov’s Answer to Don Quixote

Foibles: A Mother-Daughter Podcast

Xoe and Rita discuss Pnin (1957) Vladimir Nabokov's absolute masterpiece of a novel.

42mins

29 Jan 2022

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Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov) - Book Review

Mere Mortals Book Reviews

Delusion, obsession and dubious ethical choices swirl around in the head of this unreliable narrator.'Lolita' by Vladimir Nabokov details the disturbed account of Humbert Humbert's (the narrator) fantasy with the young Dolores Haze (Lolita). Humbert lusts after 'nymphets' and begins a semi-consensual sexual relationship with the underage Lolita. However the relationship is perhaps not all it seems as the delirium and bizarre behaviour of Humbert become more apparent.I summarised the book as follows. "Don't be fooled by the general controversy surrounding the book, I found it be rather mild. It barely hints at a consensual relationship and overall is rather condemning of Humbert's actions. It's cleverly written as your initial impressions of Humbert and Lolita will likely change as the twisted narration becomes hazier. The prose, plot line and style are all fantastic."I hope you have a fantastic day wherever you are in the world. Kyrin out!Timeline:(0:00) - Intro(1:00) - Synopsis(6:03) - Nymphets: Sex meets controversy(12:30) - Obsession: The breeding ground for delusion(18:59) - Personal Observations/Takeaways(27:13) - SummaryConnect with Mere Mortals:Website: https://www.meremortalspodcast.com/Discord: https://discord.gg/jjfq9eGReUInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/meremortalspodcast/

30mins

11 Jan 2022

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Episode 43: Terra Incognita by Vladimir Nabokov

The Oddcast: Tales of the Occult, Weird, and Arcane

First published in the émigré journal Posledniya Novosti in Paris in 1931. Translated by the author and his son, the story was published in English in The New Yorker in May, 1963, and later added to A Russian Beauty and Other Stories.Three men traverse an area of unknown country, the tropical hell of Badonia, in hopes of reaching the Gurano Hills and escaping Zonraki. Gregson, Cook by Nik Marvin Valiere, Narration, Sound Design, and Music by Jon Fredette

20mins

10 Jan 2022

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Foibles Episode 31: Narcissists, Assassins, and Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov

Foibles: A Mother-Daughter Podcast

Vladimir Nabokov (1899 - 1977) Recommended: Pale Fire (1962) - Parallel stories told through an epic poem and the annotation to the poem. Brilliant layering of clues, leaving the reader to decide how unreliable the narrator is - and who he is Pnin (1957) - Pnin is a professor at the same college where John Shade and Charles Kinbote for Pale Fire teach. Pnin is mentioned in Pale Fire.  Lolita (1958) - The novel that made Nabokov wealthy and famous. The Stanley Kubrick movie adaptation is marvelous - Lolita (1962). The 1998 film version lacks the spark of Kubrick’s vision.  Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi (2003) - compelling memoir of stolen pleasure in literature Thank you to Powerbleeder for the theme song "Future Mind" listen here!

40mins

4 Dec 2021

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BannedBookClub: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Banned Book Club

Get "Lolita" by clicking the link bellow and support local book stores.https://bookshop.org/a/57229/9780679723165In this episode, we cover Vladimir Nabokov's infamous novel “Lolita”. According to Vanity Fair, this book is considered to be “the only convincing love story of this century.” The novel is famous for its controversial subject: pedophilia. Humbert Humbert, the novel’s unreliable narrator and protagonist is obsessed with nymphets - specifically 12-year-old Dolores Haze, whom he nicknames Lolita. Join us as we discuss the importance of this novel and why you shouldn’t turn your nose up at it just because of its delicate plot.Support the showIf you liked or didn't like this episode, let us know.Leave us a comment and subscribe to our channel!BannedBookClubPodcast.comSubscribe to our Youtube Channel hereFollow us on Instagram: @bannedbookclubpodFollow us on Facebook: @bannedbookclubpodEmail us at info@bannedbookclubpodcast.com

1hr 7mins

2 Nov 2021

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GSMC Audiobook Series: Compact Classics Episode 22: The Short Stories of Vladimir Nabokov and The Stand

GSMC Audiobook Series: Compact Classics

Compact Classics presents some of the greatest classis novels, dramatized and pared down into 12 minute audio episodes. The GSMC Audiobook Series presents some of the greatest classic novels, audiobooks, and theatrical presentations from a bygone era. Let Golden State Media Concepts take you on a ride through classic audiobooks read by some of the top audiobook performers of all time. This compiled collection of classic audiobooks contains a wide variety of classic Novels. PLEASE NOTE GSMC Podcast Network presents these shows and audiobooks as historical content and have brought them to you unedited. Remember that times have changed, and some Audiobooks might not reflect the standards of today’s politically correct society. The shows do not necessarily reflect the views, standards, or beliefs of Golden State Media Concepts or the GSMC Podcast Network. Our goal is to entertain, educate and give you a glimpse into the past.

30mins

28 Oct 2021

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Audio Essay 2 - Pale Fire, Vladimir Nabokov

ami1649

A deep dive into this startling work of postmodern meta-fiction.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ami1649/message

20mins

5 Sep 2021

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Despair, by Vladimir Nabokov, and Laphroiag 10yo, Part 2

Tapestry Radio Network

Michael and Ethan continue their discussion of Despair, by Vladimir Nabokov.In this episode:A shocklingly concise startIf two people look like each other, they can be mistaken for one anotherThe triumphant return of Names With MichaelA special guestAn amazing raceQuite frankly, Ethan forgot to take any notes while editing so he probably missed some stuffThe next book is Michael and Ethan’s Annual Mondo Book, which we will spend four episodes on. This year’s Mondo Book is I Am a Cat, by Soseki Natsume. Join the discussion! Go to the Contact page and put "Scotch Talk" in the Subject line. We'd love to hear from you! And submit your homework at the Michael & Ethan in a Room with Scotch page. Donate to our Patreon! BUY A NIHILIST BLANKET! Your Hosts: Michael G. Lilienthal (@mglilienthal) and Ethan Bartlett (@bjartlett) MUSIC & SFX: "Kessy Swings Endless - (ID 349)" by Lobo Loco. Used by permission. "The Grim Reaper - II Presto" by Aitua. Used under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. "Thinking It Over" by Lee Rosevere. Used under an Attribution License.

1hr 15mins

10 Aug 2021

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Despair, by Vladimir Nabokov, and Laphroiag 10yo

Tapestry Radio Network

Michael and Ethan begin their discussion of Despair, by Vladimir Nabokov.In this episode:We always pluck the low-hanging fruit, and the high-hanging fruitScotch noisesVery interesting pronunciation discussionYeah, Ethan voices suspicions about some stuff that is apparently just trueMichael says “maybe” and Ethan says “he never” put on the podcast a theory that Ethan definitely floated, like, 3-4 episodes agoShockingly, there is discussion of Tristram ShandyNasal passages (thank you)Michael doesn’t take one for the teamNext episode Michael and Ethan will continue to discuss Despair, by Vladimir Nabokov. Join the discussion! Go to the Contact page and put "Scotch Talk" in the Subject line. We'd love to hear from you! And submit your homework at the Michael & Ethan in a Room with Scotch page. Donate to our Patreon! BUY A NIHILIST BLANKET! Your Hosts: Michael G. Lilienthal (@mglilienthal) and Ethan Bartlett (@bjartlett) MUSIC & SFX: "Kessy Swings Endless - (ID 349)" by Lobo Loco. Used by permission. "The Grim Reaper - II Presto" by Aitua. Used under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. "Thinking It Over" by Lee Rosevere. Used under an Attribution License.

1hr 3mins

27 Jul 2021

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