Vladimir Nabokov's unfinished final work, "The Original of Laura," was finally published in 2009 after years of controversy and despite the author's wishes that the manuscript be destroyed.

Nabokov biographer Brian Boyd, professor of English at the University of Auckland, discusses the decision to publish "Laura" and what contemporary readers can make of the book.

Nabokov taught literature at Cornell from 1948 to 1959, when he moved to Switzerland with his family following the success of his 1955 novel "Lolita."

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