Nabokovs Notecards


Research materials for Lolita


138 notecards that make up the as of yet unpublished The Original of Laura
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V.N. would write them by hand, often in bed, or at a stand up desk.


He would dictate them to his wife, Vera.

After dinner, they often played games. Chess and Scrabble were favorites. VN was a decent chess player, but pretty accomplished at the creation of chess puzzles.