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Daily Quote:Vladimir Nabokov 

“The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.”

Mental Health

Book Review: Lolita

‘Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta.’

It wouldn’t come as a surprise to hear that for even those who have not read Lolita, there is an element of familiarity with the opening line(s). 319 more words

fig-picking, peach-buttocked nymphets

“She must have been about nine when that elderly gentleman, an eminent painter whom she could not and would not name, came several times to dinner at Ardis Hall. 52 more words


Reading Lolita in Public

Every day I take the same journey home. I travel from Mornington Crescent to Tottenham Court Road where I switch from the Northern Line to the Central Line. 538 more words


Book Review: Lolita // Vladimir Nabokov

With a very famous story and very infamous subject matter, Lolita has become one of the most well-known pieces of modern Russian literature. Because of this, the novel has found its way on to many “To Read” lists of literature buffs. 324 more words



It is 63 degrees outside, my sorority is going to the zoo, and here I am, stuck inside on a beautiful Saturday, studying. Why oh why, academic gods, do you do this to me? 514 more words

Nabokov's Double

In 1934 Vladimir Nabokov wrote the novel Otchayanie (Отчаяние) in Russian. The English translation is Despair. I read the translation since as an American I don’t feel I need to learn the language of another country … just kidding, I’m too old and lazy. 610 more words