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Mary by Vladimir Nabokov
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Feb 22, 2016

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction
Read in May, 2009

some good lines -

"Nothing was beneath his dignity; more than once he had even sold his shadow, as many of us have."

"He was powerless because he had no precise desire, and this tortured him because he was vainly seeking something to desire. He could not even make himself stretch out his hand to switch on the light. The simple transition from intention to action seemed an unimaginable miracle."

"Now, many years later, he felt that their imaginary meeting and the meeting which took place in reality had blended and merged imperceptibly into one another, since as a living person she was only an uninterrupted continuation of the image which had foreshadowed her."

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