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If Nabokov ruled any modern industrial state absolutely, what would he abolish?

From Vladimir Nabokov’s 1969 interview with James Mossman for BBC2’s Review. Reprinted in the same year in The Listener, and collected in Strong Opinions.


Top Ten Tuesday - 25th August 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught X 101 (examples: YA fantasy 101, feminist literature 101, magic in YA 101, classic YA lit 101, world-building 101) 247 more words


Nabokov's Strong Opinions (Book acquired, 7.30.2015--and an Iris Murdoch book I should've acquired)

I picked up a hardback copy of Strong Opinions a few weeks back. I was browsing Nabokov titles as I was coming to the end of  56 more words


Defining Kubrick - Eliza Slawther

As well as being a full-time member of the Sonder writing team Eliza Slawther is an English Literature undergraduate. She was born in Warrington and is studying at the University of Manchester. 765 more words


visceral echo of her heart

“We hasten to alienate the very fates we intended to woo.”
― Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

She recalls the scent that he exudes, so captivating, so exhilarating–and as he plants tiny, curt kisses on her lips, she feels that familiar tug persistently pulling at her heartstrings..again.

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