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Carolina Woman!

Local contests are a great way to share your work….and win prizes! My writing group member Linda Johnson and I both earned Honorable Mentions in the… 213 more words

In which Netty (finally and reluctantly) reads Lolita. And then has some things to say about it ...

Andy is right – I most decidedly did not want to read Lolita, despite his numerous suggestions over the years. And I only did relent because that’s what this blog is all about – reading important works of (mostly 20th century) literature. 1,073 more words


The Nabokov Affair

One doesn’t take journeys with Nabokov, one has affairs – Lisa Korthals

Last year, I spent five months reading, studying, and thinking about Vladimir Nabokov. I wrote several smaller pieces of creative non-fiction and one large compilation during my journey, or should I say affair, with his writings. 79 more words

Lisa Korthals

The Ophelinha Gazette#1: fun, lit nerd articles and anecdotes

I don’t know about you lot, but I never seem to find enough time to read everything I would like to. And I am not talking about books (although, sadly, my to-read pile on my bedside table is getting insanely high, and my Kindle is literally exploding). 183 more words

American Literature

April 23 in history

215 BC A temple was built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene.

1014 Battle of Clontarf… 644 more words


white bears in Honolulu

“As in his most reckless visions, everything was permissible; a puritan’s love, priggish reserve, was less known in this new free world than white bears in Honolulu.” 6 more words


Lolita e Sade: os "affaires"

A edição da Afrodite de A Filosofia na Alcova do Marquês de Sade teve vida curta nas livrarias. Lançada em Março de 1966, torna-se um caso de polícia quando, a 29 desse mês, o agente da Polícia Judiciária Henrique Parente informa os seus superiores que “consta estar à venda e em circulação um livro pornográfico, protótipo de desmoralização”. 1,228 more words