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  1. Reading Nabokov’s Dream Diary

    New Republic4 days ago

    Somewhere along the twisty path of the twentieth century, Vladimir Nabokov, our brilliant dreamer-in-chief, came into contact with Dunne’s theories of oneiric prophecy and was ...

  2. Review: In Search of Lost Dublin

    The Wall Street Journal2 days ago

    “I am convinced,” writes the Irish novelist John Banville, “that there is a special and unique quality to the bricks of which so much of Georgian Dublin is built.” Ranging from “rosy pink through ...

  3. Turmoil and Travel

    The Weekly Standard2 days ago

    In 1885, nearly broke from bad investments and dying of cancer, Ulysses S. Grant spent his final days writing the bestselling memoir that gave his family financial security after he was gone ...

  4. Brian Selznick: By the Book

    New York Times3 days ago

    She said I would love it after I told her how much I loved Vladimir Nabokov’s crazy novel “Pale Fire.” Also on my nightstand: “Sapiens,” by Yuval Noah Harari; “Tennessee Williams ...

  5. While he was living in the luxurious Montreux Palace Hotel in Switzerland in 1964, Vladimir Nabokov began keeping track of his dreams.

  6. When great American writers go to heaven—or to some infernal rotisserie—their papers generally wind up at the University of Texas at Austin, purchased for princely sums by the prodigiously funded ...

  7. The Debutante's Dictionary

    TOWN&COUNTRY2 days ago

    In 1968, T&C devoted its June issue to America's debutantes, chronicling a high society tradition in which bright, fashionable, pedigreed young ladies made their official debut in society at ...

  8. Roth Agonistes

    New York Review of Books7 days ago

    Philip Roth answered the question in a 1981 interview with Le Nouvel Observateur. For this is what Roth, since 2009, has chosen to do: not write. It recurs often throughout Roth’s nonfiction ...

  9. AP-Sports Pronunciation Guide L-S

    KOIN News 6 Portland1 day ago

    LClem Labine -- luh-BYN'Bernard Lagat -- luh-GAHT'Brooks Laich -- laykPatrick Lalime -- lah-LEEM'Caroline Lalive -- luh-LEEV'L'Alpe d'Huez -- lahlp doo-EHZ'Lou Lamoriello -- lam-uh-RIHL'-ohMaciej ...

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