NABOKV-L post 0017029, Mon, 8 Sep 2008 23:23:22 -0400

Nabokov discusses Lolita ...

Vladimir Nabokov discusses Lolita, 1950s

On the Canadian Broadcast Corporation's Close Up, Nabokov defends his 'shocking' book in the company of literary critic Lionel Trilling and the show's bow-tied host. 'I don't wish to touch hearts or affect minds. What I want to produce is that little sob in the spine of the reader.' The set-up recalls three gentlemen scholars in a conversational cut-and-thrust in the drawing room. Nabokov, reading off his trademark file cards, is clearly amused by his own florid explanations. In two

Vladimir Nabokov discusses his brillant novel "Lolita" on "Close Up", a circa 1950's CBC program. [and]

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