“When a hypnotized person makes love to a chair”

In this video, Nabokov provides an incidental tutorial on the pronunciation of Lolita, denounces Faulkner’s “corn-cobby chronicles,” and praises Joyce, Kafka, and “the first half of Proust’s fairytale, In Search of Lost Time.” (Via.)


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