Tag Archives: Nabokov

Fair Play

Everyone knows nowadays that the modern masters of word play include James Joyce and Vladimir Nabokov. Nabokov knew it too. In one interview he generously admitted that, “my English is patball to Joyce’s champion game.” Although it is arguable whether he was a touch too modest in that assessment, there is no denying he knew […]

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Reread It? Why?

Mitch Hedberg was a funny guy. One of his jokes is an ideal way to introduce today’s topic. Here’s Mitch: I wrote a script and gave it to a guy who reads scripts. And he read it and said he really likes it, but he thinks I need to rewrite it. I said, “Fuck that, […]

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Coincidence Noted

Capture and Release is the name of the game. I am referring to the topic of coincidences that I wrote about in an earlier post here. Not just any coincidences but those that bear on the most meaningful aspects of our lives. Books are a big part of my life, especially those of Vladimir Nabokov, […]

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On Characters: Two Takes in One Round

This week, guest contributor Nick Cody takes us blow-by-blow through some big opinions about character.    Here are two views on literary characters that could not be more different. Since the literary world can often be a clash of strong opinions, let us imagine the conflicting interpretations of character as a bout of heavyweights. The […]

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Nabokov In My Knapsack

This week, guest contributor Nick Cody looks back to a time when a literary heavyweight seldom left his thoughts.  I was told shortly after I had arrived, and believed it to be true, that the country I was living in had the highest population density in the world. And that the city with the greatest […]

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