“Like Joyce, Nabokov was first a poet.” Thomas Karshan wrote this as the first sentence in his amazing introduction for the book Vladimir Nabokov: Collected Poems. If one wants to understand Nabokov more, this collection could be of a great help rather than reading his renowned and celebrated novels. Not to eliminate the significance of his novels, such as Lolita, but this collection of Nabokov’s poems brought a series of moments together more than a chronicle, shining with various poetic images on those crucial time spans in Nabokov’s life.
Last time I cut out a page from a book was from Bukowski, don’t worry, I framed it. This is the second time, when the cut-out page formed into a box. I simply did what the poet asked. There is something about “dictate” —
This is the most powerful book I have read in five years! The book exceeded my expectation in every aspects! Normally I am not the person recommending books to my friends, but this is the book that I think every man, woman, girl, boy, teen should read, before it’s too late!