Playboy magazine has acquired the first serial rights to The Original of Laura, Vladimir Nabokov’s final, unfinished novel. According to the New York Observer, the first part will be published in November.
To coincide with the the controversial, posthumous publication of The Original of Laura in December, Verso is publishing Speak, Nabokov, Michael Maar’s revealing new perspective on Vladimir Nabokov’s life and work. Hunting down long-hidden clues in the novels, and using the themes that run through Nabokov’s fiction to illuminate the life that produced them, Maar constructs a compelling psychological and philosophical portrait. Characteristically graceful and engaging, Speak, Nabokov offers a vital new perspective on the twentieth- century master.