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Possible Source for Nabokov's 'Lolita'

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Professor Michael Maar has unearthed an obscure 1916 short story published in German called "Lolita." It tells of a middle-aged man's fixation with a young girl. Scholars are now left to debate what it might mean if Vladimir Nabokov — author of the later novel Lolita — knew of the story. NPR's Liane Hansen talks with Maar.



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