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New Year, Old Book REVIEW: The Enchanter

Vladimir Nabokov, The Enchanter

VN’s first pass at the Lolita subject matter, The Enchanter was written in 1939—making it one of the author’s last works composed in Russian—but not published until 1986, in this translation by Dmitri Nabokov, who details the novella’s origin and complex textual history in a long afterword to this book.

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