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,…

  • 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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A Miniature 1950s Utopia

A reclusive artist built this idealized suburb to grapple with his painful childhood memories.

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Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her school. Then the Internet heard her story.

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A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

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'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.

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