Vladimir Nabokov

  • Cloud, Castle, Lake

    One of my representatives—a modest, mild bachelor, very efficient—happened to win a pleasure trip at a charity ball given by Russian…

  • The Aurelian

    I LURING aside one of the trolley-car numbers, the street started at the corner of a crowded avenue. For a long time it crept on in obscurity,…

  • Softest of Tongues

    To many things I've said the word that cheats. the lips and leaves them parted (thus: prash-chai. which means "good-bye") -- to…

  • The Aurelian

    "Pilgram decided that the dream of his life was about to break at last from its old crinkly cocoon."

  • Cloud, Castle, Lake

    One of my representatives—a modest, mild bachelor, very efficient—happened to win a pleasure trip at a charity ball given by Russian refugees.…

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The 86-Year-Old Farmer Who Won't Quit

A filmmaker returns to his hometown to profile the patriarch of a family farm

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Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

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Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

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An Ingenious 360-Degree Time-Lapse

Watch the world become a cartoonishly small playground

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The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

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