RNK Bookclub for July
Saturday, July 18th, 11:00am
We begin with brunch followed by book discussion. We meet in each other's homes, rotating among ourselves. The book for July is LOLITA by Vladimir Nobokov. Steer clear of any updated and/or revised editions out there. Those that will be sent address a few days prior to the event. Please RSVP no later than 1 week prior to the event so host has time to prepare. Book description: Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America. Most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and and hallucination, madness and transformation.