A Celebration of Vladimir Nabokov, Including “The Ballad of Longwood Glen” Read by Nabokov in 1964 at 92Y

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Martin Amis, Brian Boyd and Chip Kidd pay tribute to Vladimir Nabokov and read from his posthumous work, The Original of Laura. Biographer Brian Boyd begins with a presentation on the novel’s place within Nabokov’s canon; Martin Amis discusses Nabokov in relation to tragedy and the Holocaust; Chip Kidd discusses the design history of Nabokov’s books in reference to his own design of The Original of Laura. A reading from Laura follows.