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A couple of weeks ago I wrote on Facebook:

Короче. На этой неделе я подсчитала свою нагрузку: 52 академических часа в неделю. Филфак, технари, ученики. Не успеваю спать и есть. 113 more words

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[AP] Discussion Board for Nabokov

Please use this post as a forum to post your questions, comments, concerns, etc about Nabokov. Each of you should post one original comment and respond to at least two other people. 41 more words

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Behead me already

Invitation to a Beheading–Nabokov

So, disclaimer, I didn’t read the whole thing.

I started out diligently, setting block by block of Nabokov’s wordy text in front of me in winding labyrinths of sentences. 90 more words


Thoughts on "Pnin"

“Pnin is a professor of Russian at an American college who takes the wrong train to deliver a lecture in a language he cannot master. Pnin is a tireless lover who writes to his treacherous Liza: ‘A genius needs to keep so much in store, and thus cannot offer you the whole of himself as I do.’ Pnin is the focal point of subtle academic conspiracies he cannot begin to comprehend, yet he stages a factually party to end all faculty parties forever.” 355 more words


Del libro a la peli: Lolita.

Hace poco me re encontré con un libro del escritor ruso Vladimir Nabokov llamado Lolita, quizá les suene de algo. Fue publicado por primera vez en 1955, y a pesar de ser ruso, este libro lo escribió en ingles, la imagen de abajo es justo la portada que tiene el libro que he re encontrado, aunque a diferencia del de la foto, el libro es una antigüedad, con severos estragos especialmente en su lomo. 314 more words


A writer's rut

I love to write, but lately everything that has been coming out of my fingers (and mind) is not worthy of reading. So, I say, when in a writer’s rut, share some beautiful music. 135 more words


Books to Read in 2015

These are some of the books I would like to read this year. Hope to read more, but reaching last year’s number (32) ain’t a goal. 53 more words