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I am but mad north-north-west

One of the nice things about living in Boston and working for a big university is that some Pretty Cool People come to town sometimes, and I get to go listen to them and pretend I’m still a “scholar” (when we all know I’m just a hack).   716 more words

Writing inspiration from Vladimir Nabokov

I’d click into anything with a  title like that. : )

The Russian-American writer Vladimir Nabokov is one of my favorite writers, and sometimes I feel somewhat like a type of  (accidental) groupie. 301 more words

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Vladimir Nabokov

“Ink, a Drug.”

– Vladimir Nabokov


Lolita-Vladimir Nabokov- Book Review #2

Lolita. “Light of my life, fire of my loins”. Arguably one of the most controversial stories ever written, the book Lolita focuses on the supposed love story between a literate man of 38 and a young girl aged just 12. 388 more words


a fancy prose style

“You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style.”

— Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita


thinking as many stupid people do

““But they are practically brother and sister,” ejaculated Marina, thinking as many stupid people do that “practically” works both ways— reducing the truth of a statement and making a truism sound like the truth.”

— Vladimir Nabokov, Ada