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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

month. day. year. USA FTMFW!

Yes, do you also count Tens, Units, Hundreds?

And a clean living, pious, young fellow such as yourself shouldn't be using such foul language.
post #25037 of 44080
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Originally Posted by Biscotti View Post

i do year month day.

Sensible lad.
post #25038 of 44080
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

Yes, do you also count Tens, Units, Hundreds?
And a clean living, pious, young fellow such as yourself shouldn't be using such foul language.

wat?

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post #25039 of 44080
I had the coolest class today. Met with an archive librarian and she showed us all the Nabokov related collections we have.

There were letters to publishers, derogatory comments on the annotated Lolita published by a former student and sometime friend, drawings to his wife, books from personal collection, the exact book of poems he would read at his author readings complete with notes, timing, and underlines for accents.

Apparently he would alway go over line by line after his books were published and write notes about all the mistakes he could find. Stuff like this russian word in line 14 of page 236 should be in Romans and not italicized like it was in the main galleys.

This is a letter from Nabokov to Morris bishop talking about how he isn't concerned about the "irate Paterfamilies" who are in outrage against Lolita. He has a cool simple signature. I wish my name started with a V so I could do a sloppy signature for credit cards.
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Nabokovs office here
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The office right across. Lol
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Apparently we have the largest Joyce (bought 12 large crates of personal documents for 30 grand from his brother in like the 40s whereas today one letter could be worth 100grand), John Wyndham, ford Maddox ford collection, and a bunch of other things like documents on the French revolution, hop hop, and I can't remember.

There was also this leather bound notebook on notes taken on Nabokovs european literature class taken by a very studious student because apparently Nabokov was a tough grader an had exam questions on obscure details of books because he wanted his students to learn how to read an part of it was noticing the little details writers put in like colors of things or atmosphere. There was a drawing of the cockroach from metamorphosis because apparently the cockroach was a specific variety

Never thought libraries and librarians could be so cool.
post #25040 of 44080
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looks like I found the right distributor for france which means

1. I get to come back to paris when ever the fuck I feel like a good meal
2. pretty sure it means ab out 20% of the revenue that I need to get from Europe.
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

I had the coolest class today.

A class in the English department?
post #25042 of 44080
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post

looks like I found the right distributor for france which means
1. I get to come back to paris when ever the fuck I feel like a good meal
2. pretty sure it means ab out 20% of the revenue that I need to get from Europe.

J E A L O U S

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post #25043 of 44080
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

A class in the English department?

i think it was originally a russian literature class but budget cuts had the russian literature department folded into the english one
post #25044 of 44080
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

i think it was originally a russian literature class but budget cuts had the russian literature department folded into the english one

Ahh, ok. Was just curious if your class was taught by a friend of mine.
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

Ahh, ok. Was just curious if your class was taught by a friend of mine.

is he a really old russian jew?
post #25046 of 44080
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

I have a phone chat with my potential new boss at 1:30. Everyone keep your fingers crossed for the Conneman.

good luck! hope its somewhere thats not buffalo, ny
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post

looks like I found the right distributor for france which means
1. I get to come back to paris when ever the fuck I feel like a good meal
2. pretty sure it means ab out 20% of the revenue that I need to get from Europe.

sometimes, I hate you. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

is he a really old russian jew?

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post #25048 of 44080
I've got the flu (chills followed by sweats), food tastes weird, achey bones, and not being able to sleep because of the coughing.

But I woke up at 4:30am and the fever felt like it broke. The dog looked a little restless so I took him on a walk. And it was just fucking beautiful outside.

Across the east river was the typical lit up manhattan skyline at night, but the freedom tower is now lit with a ton of random white lights making it look like a xmas tree. There was a 1/8th moon that looked laser etched onto the dark sky. The weather was 52ºF and crisp so it was finally easy to breathe.
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^^^I hope you feel better doc. Sounds like you and the pup had the perfect walk this morning.
post #25050 of 44080
My conference presentation went very well yesterday. But more importantly, I'm catching up with some very good friends who I haven't seen in a couple of years.

Also, I complimented one of the members of the audience on her shoes (because they were good shoes).
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