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our existence

the cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.

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Rust And Stardust: Nabokov's Lolita

What makes somebody want to tackle such a classic as Lolita? A stoic novel that unwittingly explores the darker, more abrasive side of humanity, whilst unwaveringly remaining a pillar of literature, despite all of the critical analysis and commentary proceeding it? 916 more words

My first book review: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

I’ve been meaning to read Lolita for quite some time now but like most people, the premise of the story held me back from picking it up. 488 more words


Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov [Book Thoughts]

Pnin is a neat little trick; short and deep, sly and funny, just a touch of brilliance. Perhaps it’s unfair to compare it to Nabokov’s best because  509 more words

Imran Amien

Nabokov, writing, and belief

A few excerpts from an interview with Nabokov (of “Lolita” fame, though possessing many other talents), from 1964. I denote the interviewer’s and Nabokov’s words by… 1,370 more words


The Exceptional Creation Of Vladimir Nabokov

In the summer of 1984, I had a work-study job manning the checkout desk at the Library at Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology.  The MCZ Library had long been a research resource for Harvard academics, including the late author Vladimir Nabokov.  1,028 more words



La premisa por todos conocida: un hombre mayor enamorado de una niña, lo cual se traduce en pederastia. Resulta que el hombre ni era tan mayor y la niña no era tan niña, aunque eso no le quita lo inmoral. 55 more words