Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Quote of the Day (Vladimir Nabokov, on Reading a Book for the First Time)

“When we read a book for the first time the very process of laboriously moving our eyes from left to right, line after line, page after page, this complicated physical work upon the book, the very process of learning in terms of space and time what the book is about, this stands between us and artistic appreciation.”—Russian-born American novelist-critic-poet-memoirist Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Lectures on Literature (1980)

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