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Thursday, August 9, 2018

The girl whose tragic story inspired ‘Lolita’

If the scenario sounds familiar, it should. It’s the basic plot of “Lolita,” Vladimir Nabokov’s enduring 1955 novel about a middle-aged man’s sexual fixation on a prepubescent girl.

Now, two books — the novel “Rust & Stardust” by T. Greenwood (St. Martin’s, out Tuesday) and the non-fiction “The Real Lolita” (Ecco, Sept. 11) by Sarah Weinman — look at how Sally’s kidnapping, exploitation and early death provided the raw materials for Nabokov to complete a novel that had bedeviled him for a decade.

via nypost.com

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/2018/08/the-girl-whose-tragic-story-inspired-lolita.html

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