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What does Shakespeare, St. George and the UN have in common?


Reader or a Rereader??

I was going through an article citing Vladimir Nabokov‘s arguments from a 1969 BBC interview of his. This, to a considerable extent, has cleared my understanding of the statement  that ‘ 347 more words


Netting a Knight: Nabokov’s First English Novel

Ron Scheer reviews The Real Life of Sebastian Knight (1941) by Vladimir Nabokov.

The risk of talking about anything by Vladimir Nabokov (1899 – 1977) is the opportunity it offers to reveal one’s ignorance. 1,017 more words


Our Existence

The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness. 6 more words

Tales & Poesies

Lolita: The Confessions of a White Widowed Male by Vladimir Nabokov

The unconventional and disturbing confession of Humbert is totally different from all the stories we have today or to all the stories that I have read so far. 1,188 more words

Book Review

25 Books Every Writer Should Read

The hard work, the MFA vs. NYC debate, the negativity, the importance of a good Twitter account, the parties you have to go to, the readings you have to do, people you should meet, the agents you need to impress — amid all the different ways writers have found to obsess over what it takes to be successful, we sometimes forget the most important thing of all: great writers need to be great readers.


Vladimir Nabokov on Writing, Reading, and the Three Qualities a Great Storyteller Must Have | Brain Pickings

“Between the wolf in the tall grass and the wolf in the tall story there is a shimmering go-between. That go-between, that prism, is the art of literature.” 996 more words