The Curse Of Lolita – Author and broadcaster Stephen Smith goes on the trail of Vladimir Nabokov – the man who outraged the world fifty years ago with his novel Lolita. Smith’s journey takes him from Nabokov’s childhood home in Russia, to Cambridge, America and finally the shores of Lake Montreux, where Nabokov spent the last decade of his life. Through his travels, Smith unravels the puzzle of Nabokov’s life and work, and reveals the true inspiration for Lolita.
TX: Autumn 2009 / Winter 2010
Source: BBC Press Office