Steve Coates unearths Vladimir Nabokov’s remarks about The Original of Laura, his final, unfinished manuscript (via Maud Newton).
I'm not a fan of Nabokov but maybe I would be if I read one of his books. Lolita is the one to start with, I guess. Maybe when I've finished The Ultimate Good Luck by Richard Ford, A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess and I Was a Potato Oligrach by John Moles, the three that I'm reading at the minute. Or maybe not. The choice overwhelms me sometimes. Anyhow, I am a big fan of Richard Brautigan and this post has reminded me of how good his posthumous novel An Unfortunate Woman is, or, at least, how good the introduction is. I have started this book at least ten times and never get further than the first chapter, which either makes me cry or makes me think about crying. I probably want to keep distance between me and his last words too.
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