Dec 1, 2022, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
A17 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Princeton, NJ 08544, United States


Event Description
The Ameroslavica Series
Speaker: Yuri Leving (Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton)

Manuscripts don't burn, but can one erase the reputation? Why did the son violate his father's last will? Who really authored The Novel with Cocaine? Can the cover of Lolita be more provocative than the story itself? If Vladimir Nabokov did not wish to return to Russia, why was his personal archive brought to St. Petersburg? Yuri Leving’s new documentary dives deep into these controversial questions. Featuring rare archival footage and interviews with Nabokov's son, with the writer’s biographer, his friends, and posthumous readers, the film offers a refreshing look into a classic’s life: the man behind his own statue in Montreux.