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A Celebration of Vladimir Nabokov by Martin Amis

A Celebration of Vladimir Nabokov

by Martin Amis


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1 Hr. 53 Min.


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. Recorded November 16, 2009 at 92nd Street Y.

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