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Franz Kafka's 'Metamorphosis' 'Vermin' or 'Cockroach'

Folk who know nothing else about the Czech novelist Franz Kafka know that he wrote a short story in which the protagonist, Gregor Samsa, is turned into a cockroach. 706 more words

National Short Story Month: Week 4

Flavorwire rounded up some great short stories a few years back 17 more words

Caress the detail, the divine detail. – Vladimir Nabokov http://ift.tt/1TfVPyy

Vladimir Nabokov

Let's Get Literal: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

List Item: Read 100 of the greatest works of fiction
Progress: 28/100Title: Lolita
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Year: 1955
Country: France

I am really conflicted about this novel. 410 more words

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John Banville's 'The Book of Evidence' and Anglo-Irish Nostalgia

Every time I read a John Banville novel, I wish that it were the first time that I was reading a John Banville novel because, taken in a vacuum, each one is a work of great invention. 730 more words

Vladimir Nabokov

When I try to analyze my own cravings, motives, actions and so forth, I surrender to a sort of retrospective imagination which feeds the analytic faculty with boundless alternatives and which causes each visualized route to fork and re-fork without end in the maddeningly complex prospect of my past. — Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita. (Olympia Press 1955)

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Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one. – Vladimir Nabokov http://ift.tt/1T458fm

Vladimir Nabokov