dinsdag 9 januari 2007

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The point is that she is a bad reader. She reads books emotionally, in a shallow juvenile manner, putting herself in this or that female character’s place. […]

This is style. This is art. This is the only thing that really matters in books.

Vladimir Nabokov over Madame Bovary, in Lectures on Literature (Picador Pan Books, 1983), 136-138