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Monday, September 12, 2005


Posted by on September 12 at 12:32 PM

Nabakov somewhere claims that his novel Lotita was inspired by the story of a caged chimpanzee that, when given a pen (or chalk) and piece of paper (or canvas), drew three very rough lines—the bars of its prison. This news report, which is mostly sad but has a hilarious penultimate paragraph, also echoes the doomed story of Lolita.