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Weird, I always thought it was common opinion that Nabokov writes more beautifully than almost anyone. e.g. some quotes that stood out to me from Bend Sinister:"What he said, what words he used, did not matter; he kept avoiding her brave kind eyes to which he felt he could not live up, and listened to his own voice stringing trivial sounds in the silence of a shrivelled world.""A faint infusion of sunshine spread over the distant hill and brought out with a kind of...
I don't think I've ever gotten particularly good or bad service at a restaurant. how odd
I thought that was a ghostface fit when I saw it in WAYWT haha
Those derbies are real nice.
I vote no because I'm not a fan of exterior zippers in general and the way the sole/heel has light and dark stripes looks ugly.
Me neither. Not really a fan of the shapes or the details.
Loved the history of SF from shoreman. Good stuff. Also that syeknom fit is one of my favourite things.
http://popchartlab.com/products/a-diagrammatical-dissertation-on-opening-lines-of-notable-novels these are cool
Pale Fire is awesome. How did Nabokov intend it to be read? I read the poem, then took the footnotes in order... I feel like if you followed Kinbote's directions when he says stuff like "See line 212" then the ending/twist would've been given away pretty early. When I reread it I'll probably take it that way though to see what happens.
I finish a book every week or two. People itt are making me think I should start reading on public transport. Finished Laurence Sterne's A Sentimental Journey (and other writings). A Sentimental Journey had all the sillyness and beauty that I love about Sterne. It was very short though. The other writings [sermons, a heartsick journal, some other stuff] weren't great on their own but I liked them because they gave insight into an author I'm loving. Gonna start Nabokov's...
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