Death for Fun and Profit

From the December 2009 Print Edition

The Original of Laura (Dying is Fun) by Vladimir Nabakov Alfred A. Knopf, 278 pp., $35 SOMEWHERE IN HENRY James’ House of Fiction there is a shrine for manuscript rescuers. The anonymous hand, for example, that hurled the smouldering vellum of Beowulf out of blazing Ashburnham House in 1731. . . . . Continue Reading »