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Banned Books Week: Lolita

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Every day this week, the Chapel Hill Public Library will debut a trading card, designed by a local artist to feature a banned book, as a part of Banned Books Week. This week celebrates the freedom to read nationwide. 

Monday's book is "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov.

Reason for banning: Nabokov's short novel has been banned in France, Argentina, New Zealand, England and South Africa for the sexual relationship between the 37-year-old narrator and his 12-year-old stepdaughter.

Artist: Kristen Pearson

Artist's Statement: I aimed to de-emphasize the notoriously precocious Lolita and focus instead on Humbert Humbert and his travels. My collage is made of ads from 1950s LIFE magazines, a nod to Lolita's pop culture habit.

You can pick up a copy of these trading cards at six locations on and around UNC's campus.

  • Chapel Hill Public Library
  • Flyleaf Books
  • Davis Library
  • Undergraduate Library
  • Sloan Art Library in Hanes Art Center
  • Park Library in Carroll Hall
  • Stone Center Library
  • SILS Library in Manning Hall

Information courtesy of Chapel Hill Public Library.

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