Lolita in the Afterlife: A Conversation
Mar 30, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Editor Jenny Minton Quigley appears in conversation with Lolita in the Afterlife contributors Sloane Crosley and Dani Shapiro. Moderated by Bridget Quinn-Carey, President and CEO of Hartford Public Library.
In 1958, Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita was published in the United States to immediate controversy and bestsellerdom. More than sixty years later, this phenomenal novel generates as much buzz as it did when originally published. Central to countless issues at the forefront of our national discourse— art and politics, race and whiteness, gender and power, sexual trauma—Lolita lives on, in an afterlife as blinding as a supernova. With original contributions from a stellar cast of prominent twenty-first century writers and edited by the daughter of Lolita’s original publisher in America, Lolita in the Afterlife is a vibrant collection of sharp and essential modern pieces on this perennially provocative book.