Daily Archives: April 12, 2019

Against The Spirit Of The Times

Every age has its own zeitgeist, and it is always wrong.  That is not to say that it is completely wrong, but no age’s zeitgeist was completely in error.  Even if you look at the worst regimes in human history, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Defense

The Defense, by Vladimir Nabokov This particular book is an excellent one, and is evidence of the way that Nabokov manages to take characters who are highly sympathetic and then puts them through misery.  There are some authors that like … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Original Of Laura (Dying Is Fun)

The Original Of Laura (Dying Is Fun):  A Novel In Fragments, by Vladimir Nabokov Apparently the author of this book wanted the fragment destroyed but his wife and then his son were unwilling to destroy even a fragmentary masterpiece from … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pale Fire

Pale Fire, by Vladimir Nabokov There are some writers whose creativity is so great and whose way of writing and thinking are so elusive that they become classic authors of all-time works without others being able to get a good … Continue reading

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