the original of laura


A couple of heavy hitters, Tom Stoppard and John Banville, have their say about what Dmitri Nabokov should do with his father's manuscript.  "The book has been locked in a Swiss bank vault since Nabokov’s death but the few people who have seen it described it as brilliant and a technical tour de force. The question of whether the author’s son and executor, Dmitri Nabokov, should obey his father’s wishes and destroy the unfinished novel has been subject to increasingly heated debate in the literary world. "