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Riassunto: Now, in Pia Pera's controversial new book, Lolita speaks for herself in her own naked voice. Listening to her tale, readers enter a universe in which events, apparently the same as in Nabokov's novel, are radically different. Truths clash, collide, and ultimately diverge.
Nabokov's Lolita is not Lolita's story, but her seducer's. The Lolita of that novel is a projection of Humbert's erotic imagination. Lo's Diary tells her story in her own voice, bringing into question the version told by her seducer in his account.
Lo's Diary is an investigation into the myth that is Lolita. In Pia Pera's novel, Lolita uncovers her true self and tells us everything Humbert never told, never saw, and never imagined.
Recensione: After much legal wrangling with Nabokov's estate, Pia Pera's Lo's Diary has found its way to America. Imagining the inner life of Nabokov's Lolita, Pera shows a good degree of irreverent audacity, something that is often missing in feminist "re-imagining" of the patriarchal past--historical or literary. While American Women's Studies classes teach us that Lolita is a victim, caught in a terrible net of adult desire, in this Italian writer's version, Lolita is a petty, self-centered girl who is driven by lust, boredom, the desire to be looked at constantly. She's also a skilled sadist, torturing animals, men, her mother. When Lo leaves for camp, she runs upstairs to hug poor, pathetic Humbert: "he holds me away to see me better, with a tragic-emotional look (he's always getting that look, because of the gutless poetry he studies), and I bring my lips close to his. End of film." While the publishers claim Pera is seeing Lolita through the lens of a "new feminist consciousness," it reads more like that of fashion magazines, soap operas, bitchy girl talk.
In order to avoid a copyright infringement lawsuit, Pero's American publisher agreed that Nabokov's son, Dmitri, could write a preface. And it is a scathing statement indeed, issued from the heights of literary snobbery. Nabokov writes condescendingly of "Pia Pera (henceforth PP), an Italian journalist and author of some stories that I have not read." He ends with this statement: "Whether [the book] draws well or badly from Lolita I leave for you to judge." In e-mail exchanges with The New York Times, Pera called the preface "a disappointingly dull emulation of his father's mastery of irony and, on occasion, virtuoso contempt."
Lo's Diary is no masterpiece, by any means. Its prose is flatly realistic, pulling Nabokov's wildly poeticized characters down into a sticky, unglamorous world where Humbert can't even figure out how the condom works. This is clearly Pera's mission--to vandalize the literary institution that is Lolita, and in this she has succeeded. Her novel is like cultural graffiti that won't wash off the walls for a while, for at least a month or two. --Emily White
Titolo: Lo's Diary
Casa editrice: Foxrock Books
Data di pubblicazione: 2001
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Foxrock Books. Paperback. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2706883199
Descrizione libro Foxrock Books. Paperback. Condizione libro: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Codice libro della libreria 2712940385
Descrizione libro Foxrock Books. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Codice libro della libreria G096521365XI3N00
Descrizione libro Foxrock Books. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G096521365XI3N00
Descrizione libro Foxrock Books. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Codice libro della libreria G096521365XI3N00
Descrizione libro Foxrock Books. Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria G096521365XI5N00
Descrizione libro Foxrock Books. Paperback. Condizione libro: As New. Book appears to be new. Codice libro della libreria G096521365XI2N00
Descrizione libro Foxrock Books. Condizione libro: Very Good. . Codice libro della libreria H07A-00441
Descrizione libro Foxrock, Inc., New York, New York, 1999. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Once read. Clean. No prev. owner name or markings. Based on the novel, "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov. Translated from the Italian. Preface by Dmitri Nabokov, son of Vladimir Nabokov. BCE (Book Club Edition). Codice libro della libreria 02617
Descrizione libro Foxrock, Inc., 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. clean text; light wear to wraps. Codice libro della libreria mon0000160694