Wednesday: Robert Roper: "Nabokov in America"

Oct. 28

7 p.m., The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road, (410) 377-2966, theivybookshop.com, free.

Sixty years after its publication, Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita” is still hotly debated. Turns out, writing a book from the perspective of a pedophile will give readers decades of discomfort. In his new biography, former Hopkins professor Robert Roper looks into the Russian expatriate author’s time spent in the U.S., where he wrote his controversial and most beloved novel.

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