M.Leddy + nabokov   41

Word of the day: brevier
Because it’s National Dictionary Day.
dictionary  Nabokov  typography 
october 2019 by M.Leddy
Nabokov on pencil sharpening.
Nabokov  pencils 
october 2019 by M.Leddy
Hot-dog stands and poetry
A Proustian passage from Nabokov.
Nabokov  Proust 
october 2018 by M.Leddy
Beginning King Lear
I was about to teach the first class after a long break. I’d given the students no assignment. So we were going to begin King Lear by reading the play aloud in class. Did the students know that was coming? I don’t think so.
dreams  Nabokov  Shakespeare  teaching 
august 2018 by M.Leddy
Nabokov, dreaming
There is no getting away from grading, not even in dreams, or especially not in dreams.
dreams  Nabokov 
july 2018 by M.Leddy
From an old notebook
Vladimir Nabokov on students’ notetaking.
Nabokov  notebooks 
january 2017 by M.Leddy
Nabokov: “Dixon Pink Anadel!”
Has any writer had more to say about pencils than Nabokov?
Nabokov  pencils 
december 2015 by M.Leddy
Nabokov: “mere scenery”
The past, in the form of the wreckage of an affair.
november 2015 by M.Leddy
“What on earth is an artist?”
Answer: “An underground observatory.” From Ada.
november 2015 by M.Leddy
Ada : “nice normal things”
Ada and Van are very unusual children.
october 2015 by M.Leddy
Nabokov to Nabokov
An especially beautiful and startling element in Speak, Memory  is the sudden and unexplained direct address of a “you.”
october 2015 by M.Leddy
Nabokov’s orthodontia
Tracking down the name of VN’s orthodontist in Berlin.
october 2015 by M.Leddy
Elsie de Nord
In Ada, “a vulgar literary demimondaine.”
advertising  Nabokov 
october 2015 by M.Leddy
“Floss, Floss, Floss!”
Nabokov at the beach. Very Proustian.
Nabokov  Proust 
september 2015 by M.Leddy
A Nabokov schoolroom
“Everything is as it should be.”
september 2015 by M.Leddy
Karr and Nabokov
Karr’s dismissal of estates and ancestors seems to me a form of snobbery in reverse: it’s okay to write your life if you come from a rough or messy background. But fancy-pants aristocrats, Keep Out.
september 2015 by M.Leddy
A Nabokov digression
An amusingly Kinbotean digression.
september 2015 by M.Leddy
“One could have Timofey televised”
Nabokov seems to have imagined — if only as a horrible pipedream — the end of the classroom and the rise of something MOOC-like.
college  Nabokov  teaching 
january 2014 by M.Leddy
Nabokov distinctions
“The near near,” “the near far,” “the far near,” and “the far far.”
march 2013 by M.Leddy
Separated at birth?
Vladimir Nabokov and Broderick Crawford.
Nabokov  separatedatbirth 
november 2012 by M.Leddy
Nabokov on working in the library
“There is, of course, the problem of educating the young.”
libraries  Nabokov 
august 2012 by M.Leddy
Motuweth frisas
The last time I read Pnin all the way through, there was no Internet, at least not for me. Now there is, and motuweth frisas no longer baffles me.
Nabokov  words 
july 2012 by M.Leddy
Nabokov hypothesis confirmed
A butterfly hypothesis and a 1958 photograph of VN butterfly-hunting.
january 2011 by M.Leddy
Aunt Maud's clippings
Pasage from Nabokov's Pale Fire, old Life magazine ads
fiction  Nabokov 
december 2009 by M.Leddy
Pnin's pencil sharpener
Beautiful sentences from a Nabokov novel
DixonTiconderoga  fiction  Nabokov  pencils 
october 2009 by M.Leddy
Pnin's posy
Beautiful sentences from a Nabokov novel
fiction  Nabokov 
october 2009 by M.Leddy
Nabokov's index cards, coming in November
Publishers Weekly review of the unfinished Nabokov novel
books  indexcards  Nabokov  reading 
august 2009 by M.Leddy
New Nabokov
The Original of Laura, to be published October 2009, with reproductions of Nabokov's manuscript index cards
fiction  indexcards  Nabokov 
may 2009 by M.Leddy
Vladimir Nabokov's index cards
Excerpts from Pnin, Pale Fire, and the Foreword to the screenplay of Lolita -- and two photos
Nabokov  indexcards  paper  writing  analog 
march 2009 by M.Leddy

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