Vladimir Nabokov

gransard

French letters

October 11, 2020 11:57 am

Twentieth Century Paris: A Literary Guide for Travellers (1900-1950) by Marie-José Gransard reviewed

polymath

Know better

September 5, 2020 11:17 am

The Polymath: A Cultural History from Leonardo da Vinci to Susan Sontag by Peter Burke reviewed

vladimir nabokov

‘A Russian vowel is an orange, an English vowel is a lemon’

November 11, 2019 11:09 am

Think, Write, Speak: Uncollected Essays, Reviews, Interviews and Letters to the Editor by Vladimir Nabokov reviewed

lolita

Would any publisher dare to print Lolita now?

March 7, 2019 12:11 pm

Publishers are so scared of the Twitter mob that Nabokov’s classic would probably end up on the slush pile