09 July 2009

"I did it with orchids, mostly"

V.N., the child, already fascinated with butterflies, and likely girls, too (frm Russia Now)

Playboy will publish the first excerpt of Nabokov's almost lost novel, The Original of Laura.  Nabokov had a long history with Playboy, and literary editor Amy Grace Loyd sent droves of orchids to Nabokov's agent, Andrew Wylie, in reference to Ada, or Ardor, a completely mysterious book I was lost in, and return to, in abstraction.  I think I will revisit this summer.  (via the Guardian)

3 comments:

little augury said...

of course- just read excerpts from a study linking Nabokov, R. Penn Warren and someone else(?) well- just to say, blog conjure.la

wecouldgrowup2gether said...

fascinated!

Paul Pincus said...

amazing.