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  1. Tender Is the Fall

    New York Review of Books3 hours ago

    To a question by a New York Times interviewer in 1972 as to what was his position in the world of letters, Vladimir Nabokov delivered the merry reply, “Jolly good view from up ...

  2. Each language contains terms with no direct equivalent that give us a glimpse into the intimate elements of a culture’s distinct character. For example, in the late 1600s, Swiss medical student ...

  3. So far as I know, the first writer to see it all with an illusionless eye was that highly privileged observer Vladimir Nabokov (born 1899), whose family fled Russia in 1919. Once ...

  4. Blade Runner’s Immaterial Girls

    New York Review of Books2 days ago

    When we open, say, Vladimir Nabokov’s Pale Fire, and read the lines, “I was the shadow of the waxwing slain, / By the false azure in the windowpane; / I was the smudge of ashen ...

  5. What Is Synesthesia?

    LiveScience5 days ago

    Synesthesia is a neurological condition that causes the brain to process data in the form of several senses at once. For example, a person with synesthesia may hear sounds while also seeing ...

  6. Add a touch of romance to your entertainment thanks to Adrian Liang, senior book editor at Amazon, who has provided Southern Living with the ideal book pairings for ten of the most-streamed ...

  7. Amy Tan, the Reluctant Memoirist

    New York Times6 days ago

    Tan’s evolution as a writer, and compared it to “Speak, Memory,” Vladimir Nabokov’s memoir. “It’s a book about the development of a sensibility as much as it is about the family ...

  8. The theme of this year’s festival, taking place Saturday, Oct. 28 in and around Copley Square, is “Where We Find Ourselves,” responding to the particular political atmosphere the country faces ...

  9. Simon Schama: By the Book

    New York Times3 days ago

    “Tyrants Destroyed,” a satisfyingly ferocious short story by Vladimir Nabokov, (“the growth and power of his fame was matched, in my imagination, by the degree of the punishment ...

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