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Hey /lit/, I read Lolita when I was 14, and while I liked it well enough (my favorite part was H. H.'s journal that Charlotte then discovers), I didn't have the maturity to really enjoy it. I'm rereading now almost 15 years later, and it's even better than I remembered it. For a writer that was so critical of Freud, I find H. H. and Lolita to fit textbook symptoms of incestuous aggressor and victim to a T. Not to mention how hilarious Humbert's self-pity is. I had to crack up when Humbert complained about the little patience Lolita had for other people's hobbies, e.g. getting handjobs in a parked car while ogling schoolgirls getting back home.
I've missed all the /lit/ Lolita discussions, so, have you read it? What did you think of it, and did anything strike you as particularly hilarious?
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I came across a poem in an older book--some compilation of war poetry. I very dearly loved it, but for the life of me I cannot remember the name now.
I can remember a few lines, but the only part that I know is accurate is this:
"Speak no more of ceremony,
And speak no more of fame,
My heart must seek a burning land
to bury its foolish pain."
I know it's one hell of a long shot, but does anyone recognize this?