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20 January 2011 @ 08:23 pm
"There are gentle souls who would pronounce Lolita meaningless because it does not teach them anything. I am neither a reader nor a writer of didactic fiction, and, despite John Ray's assertion, Lolita has no moral in tow.
For me a work of fiction exists only insofar as it affords me what I shall bluntly call aesthetic bliss, that is a sense of being somehow, somewhere, connected with other states of being where art (curiosity, tenderness, kindness, ecstasy) is the norm. There are not many such books."

"It is childish to study a work of fiction in order to gain information about a country or about a social class or about the author. And yet one of my very few intimate friends, after reading Lolita, was sincerely worries that I (I!) should be living "among such depressing people."

Vladimir Nabokov
on a book entitled Lolita
kenshiro on January 21st, 2011 02:36 am (UTC)
Ey, don't mean to be a twit for saying something unrelated, but I was just wondering if you knew I've now also been following you on tumblr (blatantfusion)?

And wanted to say I dug those Blade Runner posts and even though we no longer burn trees where I live, I have a tradition of watching that for Candelaria. Story behind that being I saw it for the first time after that party when I was 12. Enlightening times.
n3cr0phelia on January 21st, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
Unrelated comments are unrelated - but welcome.

Tumblr has replaced my lj addiction... I zone out staring at all the pretty pictures for hours.

You saw Blade Runner after watching a tree burn? Interesting.
I grew up with the Blade Runner and Dune movies because they're my mom's all time favorites, so I watch them every couple of years and am always surprised to see them in different ways... so it's something hanging over my consciousness. Like religion would be to other children as they grew up... it was cyborgs and worms for me. :P
I do thank my mom for making me cool by association.