Thursday, November 19, 2009

Laura's original---on 3 x 5 cards

Ah, so son Dmitri didn't burn Vladimir Nabokov's last book per instructions. I think the world will forgive him. Nikolai Gogol really did burn his own last novel, and wouldn't it be great to know what it said now?

As I have been into 3 x 5 cards, I thought this from today's Washington Post was really interesting:

At the time of Nabokov's death, "The Original of Laura" also existed as a series of index cards, more than a hundred of them, in no obvious order. This Knopf edition consists of photographs of his miscellaneous handwritten cards, with a printed transcription of their text below, in a tentative order determined by Dmitri Nabokov.

The cards themselves may be detached from the book and, if desired, rearranged by the reader.

I wonder if the Levenger stationery catalog is going to see a sales spike.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Deep thoughts


A photo to inspire contemplation, deep thoughts, etc. (c) 2009 Frederick Ingram.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Writing for robots

I have been catching up on SEO, and it's fascinating. These types of literary word games seem ideally suited for a literary background. Writing for robots, literally---what a 21st-century concept. It complements the "Singing for Swans" I do as a bard of the Celtic variety. Hey there's another blog idea . . .

Birth of a genious

I desired a place to mouth off about things literary. Till this thing fills up, you can check out my Several Sonnets.