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Nabokov’s Laboratories

Stephen H. Blackwell and Kurt Johnson— Nabokov’s science and art are united most of all by his fascination with time, and it was that fascination that led to one of his most surprising near-discoveries in the 1940s. His work with time as a biological factor in evolution produced major scientific

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For the Agony and Ecstasy of Remembrance

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. – Søren Kierkegaard We constantly seek to delay the inconveniences of mortality for as long as humanly possible, as can be seen in the launch of Google’s startup Calico as well as the deluge of anti-aging products and

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Khrushcheva’s Imagining Nabokov tops reading lists

Andrew Nagorski, award-winning journalist and senior editor at Newsweek International, is a fan of Nina Khrushcheva’s Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics. When asked by the blog “Writers Read,” Nagorski said, “At a time when Putin’s Russia is once again claiming a special status and scorning the West and

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