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by Vladimir Nabokov

Lolita Visions of America Quotes

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Quote #7

We inspected the world's largest stalagmite in a cave where three southeastern states have a family reunion […] A granite obelisk commemorating the Battle of the Blue Licks, with old bones and Indian pottery in a museum nearby […] The present log cabin boldly simulating the past log cabin where Lincoln was born. (2.2.4)

You can find just about anything in America. And everything is a tourist sight. It's just that most of it lacks any real historical meaning (compared to Europe).

Quote #8

[…] but no matter how I pleaded or stormed, I could never get her to read any other book than the so-called comic books or stories in magazines for American females. (2.3.14)

Despite being a raging nymphet, Lolita is dreadfully ordinary. Humbert often takes intellectual offense at her banality.

Quote #9

I also noticed that commercial fashion was changing. There was a tendency for cabins to fuse and gradually form a caravansary, and, lo […], a second story was added, and a lobby grew in, and cars were removed to a communal garage, and the motel reverted to the good old hotel. (2.16.4)

From one year to the next, America undergoes enormous change. Unlike Europe, America is constantly being updated, renovated, and improved.

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