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Nymphadora's Attic


Desespero - Vladimir Nabokov, Telma Costa Despite the originality of an egotistical artistic assassin, moved by self-profit and self-adoration, I was a bit disappointed, the concept wasn't that much developed. On the other hand, the aesthetics of Nabokov's writing screams at you from every page, it's sharp-tongued, ironic, prone to a good laugh now and then, but sometimes I found it a bit pretentious. It's obvious that Hermann could only be properly depicted by such a style, but even so I couldn't completely enjoy such a reading.