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|Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet ...|
|Where Kingsley Amis lamented his son's 'terrible, compulsive vividness', the |
younger man alertly asserts that 'you should not ... 'You can always count on a
murderer for a fancy prose style', declares Humbert Humbert at Lolita' s outset (9).
|count on a murderer for a fancy prose style" (Lolita \ l). Surely, too, you can |
always count on the crafty reader of fancy prose to parse the capital sentence.
The concluding sentences of "Breaking the News" recount how Eugenia
|You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style. Nabokov chooses to |
portray an exceptional, obsessive mind, fixated on his one object. But at the same
time he gives Humbert astonishing mental freedom, the freedom to write with ...
|Russian novelist Vladimir Nabokov once wrote, You can always count on a |
murderer for a fancy prose style (9). This book examines a variety of homicide-
themed narratives that possess, if not a fancy prose style, then certainly gripping
|As Vladimir Nabokov no doubt knew, anyone can make a saint look sympathetic, |
but it takes great skill to make ... As Humbert Humbert famously remarks in Lolita,
You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style (Nabokov 9).
|40 As Vladimir Nabokov's equally florid narrator noted in Lolita (1955), 'You can |
always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style.' 41 Lyly's texts continued, if
sporadically, to be reprinted and retitled, while linguistic parallelism can be
|But in my arms she was always Lolita.22 Thus, when Humbert opines that You |
can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style, his jest not only calls
attention to the master stylist behind his own fancy telling and, on this measure of
Rod Mengham, Philip Tew - 2006 - Preview
|Where Kingsley Amis lamented his son's terrible, compulsive vividness', the |
younger man alertly asserts that you should not ... "You can always count on a
murderer for a fancy prose style', declares Humbert Humbert at Lolita's outset (9).