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For questions related to Nabakov, and his best known novel, *Lolita*.

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Does “-een” denote endearment?

When reading Nabokov's The Annotated Lolita I came across these two terms on p. 104: girleen, Laureen. After all, Dante fell madly in love with his Beatrice when she was nine, a sparkling girleen, ...
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A more common term for “rabbit cold.”

I've been quoting Lolita (as well as Don Juan, Man and Superman, Pygmalion, Tom Jones, and various Mark Twain's witticisms) for a while now; some people might be annoyed by this, but I don't care ...
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What does 'Hitlerian' mean, extract from Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita [closed]

With Mr. West, retired executioner or writer of religious tracts—who cared?—I saw neighbor what’s his name, I think they are French or Swiss, meditate in his frank-windowed study over a typewriter, ...
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What is the definition of “solipsized?”

It seems like only "Lolita" uses this word. According to Google, solipsism is "the view or theory that the self is all that can be known to exist." From this definition, I conclude that for one to ...