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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


Authors I've Only Read Once

I’m generally the type of reader who, when I find an author I like, will read several of their books in quick succession. It’s fairly unusual for me to enjoy a book and then never pick up another of that writer’s works again. 552 more words



I told myself: the time has come

To review this novel length poem,

And although it may seem foolish to some

I’ll compose in verse, to show ‘em… 391 more words


Lana Del Rey Review: She's a Stripper

I like Lana Del Rey and not just because she has that kind of dreary, monotone voice with instrumentals that sound like random sound bytes from obscure indie movies in the background, but because she’s like the girlfriend you never had, you know the stripper. 936 more words


Lolita's Butcher

This place has been in business for decades. We used to buy stuff here when I was a kid and my mom probably still does. If the name seems suggestive, just be glad they didn’t move the S to the end of the first word. 6 more words


Reflections on Nabokov, nothing, and Molly's ecstatic "Yes!"

Cool quiet morning after a string of hot humid days. Nirvana means the coolness, says a haiku book. Horace is enjoying his sill. I am thinking about Nabokov’s defense of aesthetic bliss. 79 more words