Monday, July 6, 2009

Of Books and Bicycles on Nabokov's Lectures on Literature

I'm a bit pressed for time--four freelance reviews due by the end of next week--but I wanted to point everyone to Of Books and Bicycles' posts on reading Nabokov's Lectures on Literature. I read parts of his companion book on Russian literature years ago while making my way through Dostoevsky's work. (My then boss recommended it to me when he saw what I was reading, although I'm not sure why. Nabokov didn't think much of Dostoevsky.) In any case, OBAB's observations about Nabokov's approach and attitudes are really good. Click here and here to read.