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Vladimir Nabokov

  1. 17 Reviews of Opening Lines of New BooksHow fair is it to judge a book by its opening? We’re doing it anyway.
  2. vulture lists
    Schulz: The 5 Best Punctuation Marks in LiteratureGeorge Eliot’s em-dash — plus, T.S. Eliot’s ellipses … (not to mention Vladimir Nabokov’s parentheses).
  3. books
    A Tale of Two LolitasMrs. Parker and the butterfly effect.
  4. books
    Read 50 of the Greatest Author vs. Author Insults“An enthusiasm for Poe is the mark of a decidedly primitive stage of reflection.”
  5. honoring the dead
    First Review: Unfinished Nabokov Novella Sort of a MessThe first review is in! “It would be a mistake for readers to come to this expecting anything resembling a novel.”
  6. honoring the dead
    If Anyone Asks, You Read Playboy for the Unfinished Posthumous Novellas’Playboy’ has paid an outrageous sum of money for the serial rights to Vladmir Nabokov’s final, unfinished novella, for some inexplicable reason.