[rumori] Lo's Diary

Steev Hise (steevATdetritus.net)
Mon, 13 Dec 1999 22:07:28 -0800 (PST)

A while back Kristie mentioned here on this list a re-telling
of "Lolita" from Lolita's point of view, whose author was sued by
Nabokov's estate. The book seems to have been finally published,
under the name "Lo's Diary" - on condition that Nabokov's son got to
write the preface, which turns out to be pretty insulting.
Here's a pretty good story on it in the new york times:


and here's a great quote by the author:
 'Lolita' belongs not just to literature but to everyday language and
contemporary mythology. This suit
              makes one wonder whether new light can be cast on our
cultural heritage only after the term of copyright has

and here's Dmitri Nabokov's preface, and some excerpts from the book:


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