Nabokov’s Strong Opinions

Saw the Chinese translation of some quotes from Nabokov’s book Strong Opinions. So i went on google and found an English version. Rather interesting.

A couple of sample quotes:

– As an artist and scholar I prefer the specific detail to the generalization, images to ideas, obscure facts to clear symbols, and the discovered wild fruit to the synthetic jam.

– With the Devil’s connivance I open a newspaper of 2063 and in some article on the books page I find: “Nobody reads Nabokov and Fulmerford today.” Awful question: Who is this unfortunate Fulmerford?

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