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New Biography Focuses On Life Of Vladimir Nabokov Before Lolita

Oct 28, 2015

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In 1955, Vladimir Nabokov began his most famous novel, which shocked the world, and placed him in the highest echelon of modern writers. In a new biography, my next guest examines Nabokov’s time in America, in the years leading up to and after the publication of Lolita.

Robert Roper is a novelist and journalist who is on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University. He’ll be appearing at the Ivy Bookshop tonight at 7:00. His new book is called Nabokov in America: On the Road to Lolita.