Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0003474, Fri, 6 Nov 1998 09:07:08 -0800

Lolita in a Buick? (fwd)

I'm about to join in an informal one-time discussion of Lolita. A friend
told me that he had read or heard that VN said he had written Lolita in
a Buick, but didn't remember the source. Anyone know? An interview?

Any response will be welcome and appreciated. Thank you all.

Mary Krimmel

EDITOR's NOTE. The Buick sounds faintly familar, but parts of LOLITA were
written in an Oldsmobile. See Brian Boyd's biography. I assume the photo
used as publicity for the recent Lolita recording by Jeremy Iron shows the
Oldsmobile. Does anyone know about a Buick?