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Briefmarkensammeln als Klischee in der Literatur. Zum Beispiel bei Vladimir Nabokov und Pavel Brycz.

Eine Notiz von Ben Kaden (@bkaden)

An einem Donnerstag im März fast genau vor 88 Jahren, es war der 20., meldete die Berliner Volkszeitung (Abendausgabe) ein dichtes Schneegestöber über dem Ärmelkanal und für Berlin als Aussicht “Ziemlich kühl, meist bewölkt und noch einzelne Niederschläge” bei etwa 2 Grad Morgentemperatur (S.3). 1,956 more words


Life on Earth

“The cradle rocks above an abyss,and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.”- Vladimir Nabokov

Day 1189: Speak, Memory

Although I admire Lolita, I went into Nabokov’s memoir with some trepidation. The three of his novels I read showed such a preoccupation with what he calls “nymphets”—beautiful preteen girls—that it was disturbing. 379 more words


Reading Nabokov, crying, whining, regrouping (Week 10: Tears and Dreams)


Process Journal, 7 am: “OMFG, this is such a happy moment.”

I think I start to cry at 9:30 am. Jesus fucking Christ.

monday… 1,821 more words

2018: 52 Weeks

Laughter in the Dark by Vladimir Nabokov

I’m not entirely sure what I was meant to think about Laughter in the Dark. Or who I was supposed to be rooting for, either. The whole book felt like a drawn out joke, which twisted and turned for almost two hundred pages, before the inevitable punchline. 547 more words


Keeping Up with the Nabokovs | Read It Forward

July 2017 marked the 40th anniversary of Vladimir Nabokov’s death in 1977. He was a multilingual master of prose who crafted some of the twentieth century’s most enduring works of fiction, including… 107 more words

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov | 5 Stars

Lolita is a novel that is seared in the American consciousness as one of the most controversial and widely banned books in existence. I came across it for the first time several years ago, and have since repeatedly encountered it in the context of discussions centered around book censorship. 2,171 more words