Thursday, June 18, 2009


Christopher Plummer plays Nabokov delivering his famous lecture on Franz Kafka's tale "Metamorphosis."

You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style.

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, the tragic ironist whose work is riddled with puns, puzzles, butterflies, chess stratagems, etymology and entomology, scowls severely from the bookshelf. Why bother reading his work? Why bother going to class?

Watch Nabokov, Part 2 here.

Read the Paris Review interview with Nabokov.

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