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for the 1955 novel by Vladimir Nabokov. Use with the [vladimir-nabokov] tag

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Is there any significance to the names of the painters listed in Lolita?

In part 2 chapter 12 of Lolita, Humbert buys her a book about "modern American painting" and attempts to discuss some of the artists with her. The conversation is not a success but I found ...
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What is the history of Kant and the concept of autonomous art in literature?

If you read around literary theory, you'll frequently come across the concept of autonomy in art, the idea that an artwork is a thing unto itself, independent from the artist. As far as I understand ...
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