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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 parts.tinyurl.com/5htjogtinyurl.com/6xr292

Vladimir Nabokov discusses his brillant novel "Lolita" on "Close Up", a circa 1950's CBC program.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldpj_5JNFoA [and] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-wcB4RPasE&feature=related





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