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Thursday, December 07, 2006

An Enchanted Bridge

"You can’t say what any great book is about in one sentence. However, if I could take a verbal snap shot, this sentence might be the negative: Lolita is a bridge between ecstatic dream and broken reality; it is an enchanted bridge beset by mirages and trolls; as the narrator crosses, it bursts into flames behind him; in the end it falls into an abyss."

- Mary Gaitskill on Nabokov's great novel.


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