the artist-reader: nabokov with trilling discussing LOLITA

stumbled on this… am not much of a nabokov fan for some reason, but dug hearing him talk (and watching him lean and pick up a teacup) here:

“I don’t wish to touch hearts and I don’t even want to effect minds very much. What I want to produce is that little sob in the spine of the artist-reader…”

(the best part actually is trilling’s nervous laugh and the back-and-forth on his (rather silly) theory in part two.)

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