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10 TL, to VN (5) and VeN (5), in French. Mostly regarding the publication of all of VN's works in French if not with Table Rond, which is in difficulties, then with Gallimard (VN is somewhat exasperated that his books are not appearing at a time when everybody is talking about him). Encourages VN to take up Girodias' offer and launch legal proceedings on behalf of Lolita. (cites Graham Greene's support of such a plan). Also discusses Girodias' position(s) with regard to the publication of Lolita in the US (G. apparently does not believe that Doubleday will ever get up the courage to publish Lolita.). Discusses possible translators for Lolita. and foreign contracts with Rowohlt and Mondadori. Asks whether, as has been rumored, VN has decided to allow Doubleday (rather than Clairouin) to represent future works. Autograph postscript to 4.16.57.

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