Friday, January 18, 2008

To burn ...

... or not to: Dmitri's Choice. (Hat tip, Jen Berger.)

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:15 AM

    Hi Frank -- Here's a copy of a response I sent to the Vladimir Nabokov Forum, which is understandably concerned about the fate of "Laura":

    If "The Original of Laura" is not up to VN's standards, and therefore destined for the fire, presumably that's because it's an unfinished draft. But I'm guessing that any given portion of its prose is marvelous. So perhaps Dmitri would consider making public a few particularly splendid passages, just to give us a final treat from the Master. This would seem to respect VN's wishes -- no second-rate productions, please -- while allowing us to enjoy some first-rate writing.


    John Morris