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