FIRST GREEK EDITION OF NABOKOV'S TOUR DE FORCE LOLITA
Lolita (In Greek)
Item Number: 48758
Athens: Ekdotikos Oikos Minotauros, 1961.
First Greek edition of Nabokov’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Prologue by N. G. Stathatou.
"Brilliant One of the funniest and one of the saddest books that will be published this year" (New York Times). "Lolita blazes with a perversity of a most original kind, for Mr. Nabokov has distilled from his shocking material hundred-proof intellectual farce. Lolita seems an assertion of the power of the comic spirit to wrest delight and truth from the most outlandish materials. It is one of the funniest serious novels I have ever read; and the vision of its abominable hero, who never deludes or excuses himself, brings into grotesque relief the cant, the vulgarity, and the hypocritical conventions that pervade the human comedy" (Atlantic Monthly). The novel became the basis for the 1962 Stanley Kubrick film starring James Mason and Peter Sellers.