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Is Nabokov more defensible as an aesthete or as a humanist in regard to Lolita by...
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To claim Nabokov as an individual who has special aesthetic sensitivities (an "aesthete") requires a modernist or post-modernist definition of beauty and art. While such a redefining is commonplace, not all agree with such a redefinition of these terms. Therefore defending Nabokov as a humanist, whose interest is in reason and naturalism and the rejection of dogma, is an easier task that doesn't require a redefinition of terms.
Posted by karythcara on August 15, 2013 at 9:27 PM (Answer #1)
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