Fate of Nabokov's Last Novel Lies with Son Lolita novelist Vladimir Nabokov wanted his last work, which was never published, to be destroyed. More than 30 years later his wishes have not been honored and his son faces a decision.
NPR logo

Fate of Nabokov's Last Novel Lies with Son

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/18442546/18442682" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Fate of Nabokov's Last Novel Lies with Son

Fate of Nabokov's Last Novel Lies with Son

Fate of Nabokov's Last Novel Lies with Son

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/18442546/18442682" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Lolita novelist Vladimir Nabokov wanted his last work, which was never published, to be destroyed. More than 30 years later his wishes have not been honored and his son faces a decision. Columnist Ron Rosenbaum of Slate, who has been in contact with Dmitri Nabokov, tells Scott Simon it remains unclear what will happen to the manuscript.