Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tough Call

Vladimir Nabokov wanted to have his last unfinished work called "The original of laura" burnt after his departure. His wife forgot and now his son almost 73 has to decide to follow his father's wish or yield to the clamoring public of readers. Whats your take (no need to tell why..)

I would go with obeying the authors' wishes as it sprung out of his mind and he knows best as to whats to be released to the general consciousness of people (given how maligned Lolita was in some circles, I wouldnt blame him). All in all, burn the manuscript :)

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