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Vladimir Nabokov
(1899-1977) born on
Apr 23
Russian-U. S. novelist. He was the foremost of the post-1917 immigrant authors; his works include "Lolita," 1955.
Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something that neither their teacher nor they know.

Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
"You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style."
A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past.
Life is a great surprise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Pnin," Ch. 6
R: 'The Gift'
A: Lolita," Putnam 58
N: Strong Opinions/ 1973
K: Pale Fire, 1962

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