Two covers of Nabokov’s Lolita

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Two covers of Nabokov’s Lolita

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Nabokov’s Lolita: visually translating controversy

story by Frank van den Boom

The two instances of Nabokov’s Lolita exhibited show a clear contrast between the ways in which the cover relates to the controversy that sometimes surrounds the story. How and why did publishers translate the book from its original context to a specific visual representation, and what implications does this have for understanding the time and place of publication?

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