Originally Posted by Billi
I don't wanna influence anyone which region to choose, I just wanna mention that in this post
in the February book voting-thread fantasyfan brought up the idea to propose "Lolita" for the next discussion in this club here if it fits the category. I personally find it a very good idea. In this case the region would be US/Canada as the alternative Russia is not available this time.
Nabokov was born in Russia in April 1899. His family left Russia in April 1919, having been on the side of the Whites in the Russian Civil War. Nabokov spent the next 21 years in Western Europe, mainly Germany, but emigrated to the US 1940. Lolita was not published until 1955. So to me the most appropriate geographical assignment for Nabokov would be North & Central Europe or Canada & The U.S.A..
Perhaps we need a ruling from Sun Surfer?