Lila Azam Zanganeh, a contributor to Le Monde, is the editor of the
anthology My Sister, Guard Your Veil; My Brother, Guard Your Eyes:
Uncensored Iranian Voices, which will be published by Beacon next
spring. She is currently at work on a book about Vladimir Nabokov.
American readers have long felt guilty about loving Lolita.
As Vladimir Nabokov's nymphet heroine turns 50, Lila Azam Zanganeh
traces the impact of a novel that has become both an icon and a