NaNoReMo 2008: Part II, Chapters 6-19

Page reached: 229 of 298 (76.85%). Status Report: Hi! What happened to me! You're probably bitterly disappointed in me because you think that I fell way behind on this whole NaNoReMo deal, given that's it's "ReMo" and not "ReYe" or "ReDe" or "ReCe". But you're wrong to think that, because I actually did Re Lolita in a Mo, I just

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NaNoReMo 2008: Lolita Part II, Chapters 1-5

Page reached: 180 of 298 (60.40%). Status Report: Favorite passage: And suddenly the book becomes a satirical incitement of Americana and our rampant consumer culture. Well, I guess it wasn't that "sudden"--the whole point of dividing a novel into parts is to compartmentalize distict narrative arcs and motifs, I guess--but still, I was somewhat surprised in the complete change of

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NaNoReMo 2008: Lolita Part I, Chapters 23-33

Page reached: 142 of 298 (47.65%). Status Report: Nabokov has broadly hinted that Humbert Humbert's obsession with "nymphets" is a result of his abortive relationship with his childhood sweetheart Annabel. As corroborating evidence, I would point to this moment in chapter 26, when HH picks up Lolita from camp:I felt the blood rush to my head as I heard her

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NaNoReMo 2008: Lolita Part I, Chapters 14-22

Page reached: 97 of 298 (32.55%). Status Report: From sex to death in 30 pages. Having insinuated himself into the home of Ms. and Lil. Haze, our young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of homicide. But even given his history of depravity, he just can't pull the proverbial trigger when the time comes to do the deed. Apparently even

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NaNoReMo 2008: Lolita Part I, Chapters 1-13

Page reached: 62 of 298 (21.81%). Status Report: I knew very little about Lolita before reading it, aside from the general subject matter. These first 13 chapters quick disabused me of two huge misconceptions I somehow come to harbor about the novel. Misconception #1: Humbert Humbert is a stereotypical perv Man, I had such a clear idea how H. H.

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NaNoReMo 2008: Lolita Syllabus

Here we go, the 2008 NaNoReMo reading syllabus: Post DateChapters to be Discussed Fri, Nov. 7Part I, Chapters 1-13 Mon, Nov. 10Part I, Chapters 14-22 Fri, Nov. 14Part I, Chapters 23-33 Mon, Nov. 17Part II, Chapters 1-5 Fri, Nov. 21Part II, Chapters 6-19 Mon, Nov. 24Part II, Chapters 20-26 Fri, Nov. 28Part II, Chapters 27-36 I'll be reading the The

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NaNoReMo08: Lolita It Is!

Well, I was going to dust off my voting script from last year and let y'all weigh in on the NaNoReMo08 selection, but, in the comments on the last thread, Lolita kinda ran away with it. Pick up a copy and report back Monday for your syllabus. Also, we will be reading Infinite Jest. Not in November, but soon. Get

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NaNoReMo 2008: Nominations Are Open

Mail call!Hi, I'm curious if you'll be hosting a NaNoReMo 2008? I understand if you're not, considering it's only 4.5 days till Nov. 1st and there has been no discussion of it on your blog {not that i found anyway}. If you are and if there was a horrible oversight on my part i'd love to know what book will

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