I break radio silence during Finals Week to commemorate the birth of someone who has become one of my favorite authors of all time! Vladimir Nabokov was born today in 1899! Without him, beautiful texts such as Lolita and Pnin (two of my personal favorites) would never have been written, and I thank him for them.
For me, Mr. Nabokov represents a clean, precise style that was able to write eloquently about the most horrible subjects imaginable. For example, Lolita is basically about a 40-50 year old man who kinda-sorta-forcibly-not-really starts a sexual and (in his mind) romantic relationship with a 13 year old girl. Obviously, this is a horrific thing, but the way in which Nabokov unravels the story keeps you turning each page every time, thinking in your head, “Oh man, this is so messed up! What happens next?!?!”
If any writers or readers haven’t read any of this wonderful author’s work, I highly recommend you do. Lolita is the easiest of his works to find. If you like what you read, browse through his list of published books on Wikipedia or Goodreads!
Stay tuned! (Now back to Finals Studying T.T)