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A brief thought on Borges, Nabokov and growing up

From when I was about 14, I read a massive amount of Jorge Luis Borges. I was a little older when I began to read Vladimir Nabokov, and  I became an enthusiast to the point of visiting the… 126 more words

Jorge Luis Borges

Visible Ink

This is a  post based on a  Daily Prompt,  “Quote”, from I don’t how long ago. I was intrigued so I started this post, but I never finished it. 557 more words

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The Feud

The Feud:

Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the End of a Beautiful Friendship

by Alex Beam

Pantheon Books, hardcover, $26.95, 224 pages

Neither Vladimir Nabokov, Russian émigré writer whose career was made by the publication of… 1,178 more words

Book Review

Lolita

by Vladimir Nabokov

I originally started this blog in 2012 as a way to keep track of what I’d been reading, and to put (somewhat) coherent thoughts together right after I finish a book. 1,403 more words

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We live not only in a world of thoughts

We live not only in a world of thoughts, but also in a world of things. Words without experience are meaningless.

Vladimir Nabokov

Writing

Accuracy of Life Through Symbolism

Critical Interpretation of a Digital Story

In the digital story “Signs and Symbols,” by Vladimir Nabokov, a Russian couple are on their way to the nearby sanitarium to wish their mentally ill son a happy birthday.  327 more words

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A Case of Affliction

Critical Interpretation of a Digital Story

In ‘Mary Gaitskill reads Vladimir Nabokov’s “Signs and Symbols,”’ Gaitskill tells the story of a Russian couple who are visiting their mentally ill son who has been receiving treatment within a nearby sanitarium. 272 more words

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