A Conversation for Films Based on Books
rhoganjosh Started conversation Nov 12, 2001
What do you mean, Nabokov never wanted to publish Lolita??
Amanda Posted Jan 23, 2002
Sorry for the late reply. You are correct-- that was not worded properly, and should have read "nearly didn't get published" considering the trials and tribulations of American rejection, publishing 'Lolita' (supposedly unwittingly) through a book house infamous for its production of pornography, the blacklisting of 'Lolita' by the French government and the British and American customs offices, etc. Certainly Nabokov was fed up with the mess by the end of it, and said so many times. But I'm sure he wouldn't have gone through the trouble of seeing 'Lolita' become a success had he not wanted it published.
Your correction is duly noted, thank you.
Researcher 211402 Posted Dec 9, 2002
I would like to know how you, Amanda, are so sure Nabokov would "have gone through the trouble of seeing 'Lolita' become a success" as well as how you know he was "fed up" with anything, much less with the trials and tribulations that he had to go through seeing Lo published and made into a rather good film?
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