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Nabokov's last work to be printed

August 13, 2008|From the Associated Press

Vladimir Nabokov's son says he will publish the Russian author's last manuscript despite the writer's dying request that it be burned.

Dimitri Nabokov says in an interview with the German edition of Vanity Fair that his father must have wanted the work published or he would have destroyed it himself.

The work titled "The Original Laura" was left behind on 138 notecards when the author died in 1977. He asked his wife, Vera, to burn the work. She never did. His 74-year-old son says the work is scheduled for release in September.

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