Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0001480, Sun, 24 Nov 1996 15:48:54 -0800

NYC LOLITA Marathon Reading
EDITOR'S NOTE. The Mercantile Library VN series ended on Nov. 20th, but,
coincident with the Library of America's publication of its 3-vol.
Nabokov set, there was a marathon LOLITA reading yesterday (Saturday)
from 12 non to 11pm including, among others, luminaries such as Roy
Blount, Bob Colacello, Brendan Gill, Jessica Hagedorn, Amy Hempel, John
Hollander, A.M. Homes !, Janet Malcolm, John McEnroe !, Luc Sante, Susan
Sontag, and Peter Straub. Alexander Young <ayoung@email.gc.cuny.edu>
comments below. Other comments or information on any of the NY VN events
would be welcome.
I have mixed feelings about the Lolita marathon reading at the
Drawing Center in NYC, but there were definitely some high points (Brian
Boyd, a man named Patrick MacGrath, and the
recording of VN reading Quilty reading 'his sentence).