Welcome To Vladimir Nabokov’s Bookshelf
I think this is fascinating. It’s like a short piece of reality TV long before reality TV was cool. But instead of bratty teenagers or redneck duck hunters, it’s a world-famous author.
It’s just a short little video of Vladimir Nabokov perusing all of the versions of Lolita on his bookshelf.
When I grow up, I want to be a novelist who’s had a book published in 8 trillion different languages with 8 trillion different covers. Just not Lolita.
And I want to put all these books on a bookshelf and show party guests the third printing of the Swahili translation of my novel. And is he wearing a bathrobe?
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