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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


Instagram my day

First, a warning.

Don’t stand/sit so close to me. No, not in the Sting kind of way. Not because I’m like the old man in that book by Nabokov e.g. 599 more words


"Decent of you to allow that I may be a real person after all"

Catherine Storr’s novel Marianne Dreams is a story about a girl whose drawings have the ability to direct her dreams – and whose dreams in turn have the ability to direct real life, though they do so in obscure and unpredictable ways. 2,220 more words


the émigrée complex

“Severe shellshock.  Thinks he’s Ethel Merman.”

You may remember the above from the absurdist classic, Airplane! (1980).  In the military hospital where our hero is recovering, post-nervous breakdown, Lieutenant Hurwitz begins moaning, and then belting out “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.” Of course, Hurwitz is indeed played by Ms. 1,370 more words

Gogol, Nabokov and the Incomplete Novel

Nikolai Gogol’s Dead Souls is a Russian literature classic that’s been at the top of my to be read list for quite some time. The edition I read was divided into two parts. 398 more words


Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov- The most disturbing book I have ever read

I read Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov without reading any reviews or conversing with anyone who had read it before. I read the blurb at the back of the book and it had a general plot outline of a romantic novel across America. 620 more words

Do Not Be Angry With the Rain

“Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.”
― Vladimir Nabokov

Accept life as it is.  Just as rain only knows how to fall downwards, we need to accept that as humans, we must move forward in life.