Posted on 03/04/2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

This is not a headline we expected to read, so we’ll just share it verbatim: “Vladimir Nabokov's Superman poem published for the first time.”

The Guardian reports that the New Yorker rejected Nabokov’s poem “The Man of To-morrow’s Lament” back in 1942, years before he attained fame with his novel Lolita, expressing concern that readers wouldn't quite understand it.

You can make that judgment for yourself now thanks to this week’s Times Literary Supplement; it’s written from the Man of Steel’s point of view and expresses his sorrow about not being able to have children with Lois Lane.

A Russian scholar found the unpublished poem in a folder in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

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