Love, tragedy and destiny in 300 pages,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Lolita (Hörkassette)This is a marvellous, deep book, one of the few books I've read straight through each time I pick it up.
Jeremy Irons' reading of the complete text is wry, nimble, searching and delicious. A must hear!
Lolita is lovely because many themes thread through it in a unique combination of light-and-shadow plot and harmoniously chosen words. The plot highlights the dismal difference between love and lust; the many kinds of betrayed love and confidence that radiate from Humbert's (villain) lust and Lolita's (victim) rejection; there's a panoramic background of American mid-century landscape and culture; the weird mystery story of the Aztec Red convertible and Humbert's cunning "brother" in pedophilic crime; there is the guilt of destroying a loved one in the act of fulfilling one's desires; most of all, there is the overarching idea that "mirage and reality merge in love."
It's in this iridescent misty landscape between fantasy and reality that Naboko! v's love affair with English creates breathtaking passages of clarity, comedy and moral pain.