Today marks the publication of Vladimir Nabokov’s unfinished work, The Original of Laura.
The problem is this: it was never published in Nabokov’s lifetime and he requested that it be destroyed after he died. Although the destruction of the manuscript seems like a terrible waste, should his dying wishes have been respected?
And, now that it is actually published anyway, we might as well read it, right?
I’m not sure. It seems disrespectful. What does everyone else think?