I have never been interested in what is called the literature of social comment (in journalistic and commercial parlance: 'great books'). I am not 'sincere', I am not 'provocative', I am not 'satirical.' I am neither a didacticist nor an allegorizer. Politics and economics, atomic bombs, primitive and abstract art forms, the entire Orient, symptoms of 'thaw' in Soviet Russia, the Future of Mankind, and so on, leave me supremely indifferent.From the 1963 preface to Bend Sinister.
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Saturday Nabokov Blogging
Posted by Tim at 2/24/2007 10:07:00 pm