Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Merits of Style

There is a domain of mastery, itcan be found in every tome of Nabokov. There is no dearth of sheer awe within his pages. The disturbing edge of his acuity is that his verve extended to two tongues.

My wife assumed that I read all of his work. This is not the case. There remain, at least, four novels that I haven't read. There is likely fifty or so stories and then there is his autobiography. Indeed, a surfeit remains. It is likely a testament to both his emigre novels as well as Brian Boyd's exemplary two volume biography that I hold Nabokov in the highest esteem.


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