Monday, September 28, 2015

A Nabokov pencil sharpener

How do you know that your father is about to have yet another committee meeting?

Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory (1966).

That “tawny-brown shag”: I think back to roll-my-own days, and yes, shag is just right.

Related reading
All OCA Nabokov posts (Pinboard)
Pnin’s pencil sharpener (“ticonderoga-ticonderoga”)

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