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"Symbols and Signs" By Vladimir Nabokov

For the fourth time in as many years, they were confronted with the problem of what birthday present to take to a young man who was incurably deranged in his mind. 2,201 more words

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Fresh Quotes: Imagination


The imagination takes us to other worlds. It adds color and texture where there is nothing but monotony. Imagination spurs innovation. It’s the starting point to all points wonderful. 249 more words

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Dead Souls

This past Thursday was the first meeting of the Miami Russian Literature Reading Group. As our first assignment, we had chosen to read Gogol’s Dead Souls. 1,430 more words

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a fancy prose style

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

— Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita


The use and abuse of similitude: the case of Pnin (continued)

After the party at his house, and being informed that is being fired by Waindell College and replaced by another Professor of Russian – who is in fact the nefarious narrator of the novel we are reading – Pnin retires to his kitchen and slowly begins to wash the dishes and glasses and cutlery left behind by his guests: 915 more words


“And the rest is rust and stardust.”

- Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita