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a delicious dream feeling

“No,” I said. “On second thoughts, I shall have it all done by Dr. Molnar. His price is higher, but he is of course a much better dentist than you.” I do not know if any of my readers will ever have a chance to say that. 64 more words


Aching to be discharged

Push the magazine into the butt. Press home until you hear or feel the magazine catch engage . Delightfully snug. Capacity: eight cartridges. Full Blued. Aching to be discharged.

Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita


12 Days of Literary Christmas- Day Five

Day Five

“And the rest is rust and stardust.”

Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov

I Write to Live.

MD Moffitt

English and French pornographic poetry

“Otherwise, in more flowery fields, their tastes and titters proved to be much the same. They liked Rabelais and Casanova; they loathed le sieur Sade and Herr Masoch and Heinrich Müller. 47 more words


the assassin pun

“But beware, anime meus, of the marcel wave of fashionable art; avoid the Proustian bed and the assassin pun (itself a suicide— as those who know their Verlaine will note).”

— Vladimir Nabokov, Ada


the dust and mirages

“Who cares,” cried Van, “who cares about all those stale myths, what does it matter— Jove or Jehovah, spire or cupola, mosques in Moscow, or bronzes and bonzes, and clerics, and relics, and deserts with bleached camel ribs? 14 more words


viatic or static

“What are dreams? A random sequence of scenes, trivial or tragic, viatic or static, fantastic or familiar, featuring more or less plausible events patched up with grotesque details, and recasting dead people in new settings.”

— Vladimir Nabokov, Ada