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Steven G. Kellman, Irving Malin - 2000 - 246 pages
|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
|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 ...|
|At the end of his third paragraph of narration, Humbert writes, You can always |
count on a murderer for a fancy prose style (p. 9). Besides highlighting
Humbert's self-consciousness, the sentence underlines the contrast between
|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 ...
Tara Prescott, Aaron Drucker - 2012 - 296 pages
|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).
|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
Andrew Hadfield - 2013 - 768 pages
|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
Elke D'hoker, Gunther Martens - 2008 - 338 pages
|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 - 224 pages
|Style is not an icing, it is an ingredient, perhaps the main ingredient of your way |
of perceiving things' (ibid.). That claim ... 'You can always count on a murderer for
a fancy prose style', declares Humbert Humbert at Lolita's outset (9). Happily for ...