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Vladimir Nabokov

“He must be always on his guard and devote every minute and module of life to the decoding of the undulation of things. The very air he exhales is indexed and filed away. If only the interest he provokes were limited to his immediate surroundings, but, alas, it is not! With distance, the torrents of wild scandal increase in volume and volubility. The silhouettes of his blood corpuscles, magnified a million times, flit over vast plains; and still farther away, great mountains of unbearable solidity and height sum up, in terms of granite and groaning firs, the ultimate truth of his being.”


Vladimir Nabokov, Nabokov's Dozen: A Collection of Thirteen Stories‏
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Nabokov's Dozen: A Collection of Thirteen Stories‏ (Anchor Literary Library) Nabokov's Dozen: A Collection of Thirteen Stories‏ by Vladimir Nabokov
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