Fate of unpublished Nabokov manuscript uncertain

Ron Rosenbaum reports on a “dire new twist in the fate of The Original of Laura, Vladimir Nabokov’s last unpublished manuscript,” which “exists now in a safe-deposit box whose location is known to only two people.”

“If what I’ve just learned is true,” he says, “it’s likely never to see the light of day — indeed, it may well be destroyed.” (Thanks, John.)

Update: Dmitry Nabokov, the writer’s son, says he hasn’t decided what to do with the manuscript, but tells Kommersant that he never said he planned to destroy it. (Via Bookslut. See what you miss when you’re offline for six days?)


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