‘Would you be interested in publishing a time bomb that I have just finished putting together?’: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov — bookish girl

In February 1954, the Russian-born American writer Vladimir Nabokov wrote to the publishers New Directions offering them his latest novel: ‘Would you be interested in publishing a time bomb that I have just finished putting together? It is a novel of 459 typewritten pages.’ New Directions declined to publish his novel but it was eventually […]

via ‘Would you be interested in publishing a time bomb that I have just finished putting together?’: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov — bookish girl

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s