Nothing Negative: Nymphomaniac
Signs You Might Be a Nymph
If short for nympho or nymphomaniac: a woman
who craves as much good sex as she can get.
1. Men are drawn to you without exactly knowing why.
2. You keep a box of tissues next to your desk.
And they aren’t for your nose.
3. You notice when a man notices you. And you like it.
4. When talking about sex with your girlfriends,
you don’t mention how often you like it,
because they look at you with raised eyebrows.
5. You orgasm easily. And in multiple ways.
6. You talk dirty with your eyes.
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The Lolita Complex
Lolita was the nickname of one of the principal characters
in Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita. The name has come to
represent a sexually precocious girl.
A nymphet is a sexually attractive girl, or young woman.
In Lolita, “nymphet” was used to describe the 9- to
14-year-old girls to whom the protagonist is attracted.
The archetypal nymphet was the character of Dolores Haze.
Nabokov, in the voice of his narrator Humbert, first
describes these nymphets in the following passage:
“Now I wish to introduce the following idea. Between the
age limits of nine and fourteen there occur maidens who,
to certain bewitched travelers, twice or many times older
than they, reveal their true nature which is not human,
but nymphic (that is, demoniac)
For Humbert, a nymphet is in the earliest stages of puberty:
“The bud-stage of breast development appears around ten”.
We Love Lolita
Among the problems Nabokov’s Lolita poses for the book designer, probably the thorniest is the popular misconception of the title character. But men with taste feel desire for girls. We love Lolita.
She’s chronically miscast as a teenage sexpot. There have been dozens of soft-core covers over the years.
“We are talking about a novel which has child rape at its core”, says John Bertram, who sponsored a Lolita cover competition asking designers to do better.
Now the contest is being turned into a book, due out in June and coedited by Yuri Leving, with essays on historical cover treatments along with new versions by 60 well-known designers, two-thirds of them women.
They don’t shy away from frank sexuality, but they add layers of darkness and complication. And like Jamie Keenan’s cover, a claustrophobic room that morphs into a girl in her underwear, they provoke without asking readers to abdicate their responsibility.
Designers have to contend with Lolita’s complexity and ethical baggage, Surprisingly, the novel is cited by so many female designers as their favorite book.
As Alice Twemlow notes in her essay about the covers, Lolita is an “embarrassment of riches”. It’s complex, stylistically brilliant, structurally perfect, with an insidiously charming, delusional, psychopathic narrator and a dreadfully cruel and terribly bleak plot.
But it also manages somehow to be deeply amusing. For obvious reasons, of course, it remains as controversial a novel as it was a half century ago, if not more so.
Probably helped along by Kubrick’s breezy film, and many very terrible covers, the term “Lolita” has come to popularly mean something quite the opposite of the novel’s namesake, so a designer has that to contend with as well.
On the one hand, then, designers face the very real challenge of communicating some of that complexity in a cover, which can easily become overwhelming.
On the other hand, I think there are also important ethical considerations that require careful negotiation. Whatever people may think, we are talking about a novel which has child rape at its core.
A Cover Girl Misunderstood
Vladimir Nabokov did not want Lolita, his “poor little girl,” to become a cover girl for Lolita, his most celebrated and controversial novel.
Instead, he asked that the cover of his book — a novel whose plot revolves around a grown man’s sexual desire for young girls — showcase an American landscape. In a letter to the book’s first American publisher, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, he requested the following for the jacket’s design:
“I want pure colors, melting clouds, accurately drawn details, a sunburst above a receding road with the light reflected in furrows and ruts, after rain. And no girls.”
His request was explicit, and yet, 55 years later, the name Lolita does not bring melting clouds, or sunbursts, or receding roads to mind. No, it calls up the image of a girl — a teenage seductress with red lips wearing heart-shaped glasses. (The proof is in the Google image search results.)
But Nabokov’s “poor little girl” wasn’t a seductress. She was a victim, an innocent child at the mercy of her stepfather, Humbert Humbert’s, sexual appetite. How then did Lolita become a synonym for a young temptress?
According to Duncan White, the co-editor of Transitional Nabokov, misread book covers displaying a girl played a role.
In the introduction to the book Lolita: The Story of a Cover Girl, co-editors John Bertram and Yuri Leving quote White saying:
“Lolita has been repeatedly misread on the cover of Lolita, and frequently in a way to make her seem a more palatable subject of sexual desire.”
These cover designs (and their movie poster counterparts) are part of the reason popular culture views Lolita as a sex symbol, and not the vulnerable, damaged girl Nabokov wrote about. This reality suggests that book cover design influences how audiences enter a novel’s world and encounter its characters.