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For Tuesday, January 20, 2017:

Literature was not born the day when a boy crying ‘wolf, wolf’ came running out of the Neanderthal valley with a big gray wolf at his heels; literature was born on the day when a boy came crying ‘wolf, wolf’ and there was no wolf behind him. 6 more words

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SHORT STORIES IN FOCUS - Diary Of A Madman (Nikolai Gogol)

Diaries, like dreams, are better suited to life than to art. As a rule both are confused, inconclusive, and aggressively personal: personal to the point of onanism. 2,141 more words


Book Review #1: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

I sit down at my worn black desk with my green striped cocoa cup and take a long deep inhale. There is work to be done tonight, a book finished and a document to type. 1,408 more words

Vœux Présidentiels

Chers lecteurs,

Maintenant que vous commencez de désaouler de votre veillée sylvestre[1] et que la réalité vous rattrape en même temps que votre cerveau se réveille – ouf ! 218 more words

100 days 100 short stories:: story thirty-four

story: “That in Aleppo Once…”

 author: Vladimir Nabokov

year: 1944

where: dining hall, seat by the window

note: Othello’s last words include a dog too… 44 more words

100 Days 100 Short Stories Read Day One

A Review of Lolita

Author: Vladimir Nabokov

Publisher: Olympia Press

Year: 1955

“A man with an unfulfilled childhood romance whose obsession with a young girl leads to a trip on the wheels of tragedy.” … 972 more words