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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Many a man has suffered in the pursuit of romance. And in the literary world, Humbert Humbert is among those who has suffered the most. He falls in love with a little “nymphet” as he calls her, a girl of twelve. 411 more words


"A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder." –Susan Orlean

   On top of the world, a snow day is as common as the cold.

“The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.” … 150 more words

Philosophy And Humor

'Glory', by Vladimir Nabokov, 1932

This semi-autobiographical early novel was written in the early 1930’s, but only translated into English in 1971, when Nabokov’s reputation as an author was secure. It did little to enhance it. 582 more words

Book Review

Good Morning

Theoretically there is no absolute proof that one’s awakening in the morning (the finding oneself again in the saddle of one’s personality) is not really a quite unprecedented event, a perfectly original birth. 16 more words


'Lolita' by Vladimir Nabokov


Oddly named intellectual and romantic, Humbert Humbert, falls in love with Dolores Haze, his landlady’s twelve-year-old daughter. To linger in close proximity to the child, he decides to marry her mother, despite several misgivings. 240 more words


Tolstoy Journal, March 2, 2017, Lermontov, Sterne, Nabokov, and "whited sepulchres, vipers, and hypocrites"!

Well laid plans. I was going to start Volume V yesterday but it was Ash Wednesday, I had a bunch of errands to do and a review book I’m trying to finish, so the upshot is I did not start Volume V. 1,076 more words

Blog Post

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