NABOKV-L post 0021157, Fri, 7 Jan 2011 17:33:43 -0500

video ~ Na bokov’s qu ip about t he Turkish cover ...
Thursday, January 6, 2011

Vladimir Nabokov shares his enthusiasm for Lolita jackets from around the world

The good folks at Vintage/Anchor pointed us to the following video on YouTube. Particularly delightful is Nabokov’s quip about the Turkish cover (“I'm not sure who is—who is older!”).

See a previous Reader’s Almanac post about the reception of Lolita upon its publication—and the hostile rejection letters Nabokov initially received.

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