Tributes: Dmitri Nabokov
Friday, March 02, 2012
Dmitri Nabokov was a professional opera singer, a race car driver, and a mountain climber. He was also the son of Vladimir Nabokov – whose literary legacy he tended with great devotion. He translated his father’s early Russian works, and published The Original of Laura, an unfinished novel his father had demanded be burned, and wrote On Revisiting Father’s Room, a memoir about his relationship with his famous father. He died at the age of 77. Leonard interviewed him in May, 1988.