The Art-Music Forum
October 23, 2021, 07:17:17 pm
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: A place to discover and discuss a wide range of composers and music (both familiar and forgotten), recordings, broadcasts, books and art. Register, contribute and explore!
  Home Help Search Gallery Staff List Login Register  

Time, Forward!

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4   Go Down
Author Topic: Time, Forward!  (Read 4147 times)
Neil McGowan
Level 7

Times thanked: 78
Offline Offline

Posts: 1344

View Profile
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2011, 06:52:43 pm »

Different time and different take on the same idea I suppose.

Personally I'm more inclined towards the view of Nabokov's novel that it's a masterly literary experiment - an exercise in how far we are prepared to believe a narrator?  The narrator Nabokov is reading us the words of the narrator Humbert. But the first thing Humbert tells is that "everything I have ever said is a lie".  And then we are supposed to believe his outrageous stories?  Perhaps it's all an exercise in self-delusion and malicious, vicarious grotesque fantasy? 

And I speak here as someone who has read the novel "in the original" Smiley

I have to admit to being left on the sidelines by TRISTAN & ISOLDE Wink
Report Spam   Logged

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4   Go Up
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum

Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy