29 March 2008

Vladimir Nabokov's iPod

A notecard written by Vladimir Nabokov circa 1952 (while he was writing Lolita) listing pop music -- Tony Bennet, Peggy Lee, Red Foley -- apparently transcribed from a minature, remote-controlled Wall-o-matic Jukebox. Tadashi Wakashima argues that Nabokov uses this card to weave a dense network of musical references into Lolita.

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