Lo's Diary

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Lo's Diary is a 1999 novel (ISBN 0964374021) by Pia Pera, retelling Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita from the point of view of "Dolores Haze (Lolita)".[1][2]

It depicts Dolores as a sadist and a controller of everyone around her; for instance, she enjoys killing small animals. It also says that Dolores did not die in childbirth, Humbert Humbert did not kill Quilty, and that all three are still alive.[3][4] Most notably, the novel takes the interpretation of Humbert as being unattractive or repulsive: he even loses his teeth at one point.

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  1. ^ Dmitri Nabokov (23 August 1999). "On a book entitled "Lo's Diary"" (Opinion piece). Nerve Opinions. Nerve.com Inc. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Pia Pera (9 September 1999). "Lo's Diary (Chapter 11)" (Extract from novel). Nerve Fiction. Nerve.com Inc. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  3. ^ RALPH BLUMENTHAL (10 October 1998). "Nabokov's Son Files Suit to Block a Retold `Lolita'". The New York Times on the web: Arts. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Richard Corliss (10 October 1999). "Humming Along With Nabokov" (Article). Time Magazine World. Time Inc. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 

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