Vladimir Nabokov, Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle (1969).
Our narrator, Van, is rather contemptuous of Dan. (First sentence, last word.)
The parenthetical remark at the end of this passage is a characteristic Nabokov touch, a touch of wit in passing.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015
By Michael Leddy at 1:59 PM