Saturday, August 8, 2009

two of my favourites, an excerpt from one.


'But that mimosa grove--the haze of stars, the tingle, the flame, the honey-dew, and the ache remained with me, and that little girl with her seaside limbs and ardent tongue haunted me ever since--until at last, twenty-four years later, I broke her spell by incarnating her in another."


-Nabokov

*pic via niotillfem

8 comments:

Sarah Alaoui said...

I have to read Lolita...I've been meaning to for a while.

fhen said...

the quote is interesting. make me curious about the book. hmmm

The Socialite said...

Another book I have on the longest-list-of-books-that-I-want-to-read! I heard this one is very salacious, my type of book! ;)

ani_aset said...

hows the book ?

orsoifeel said...

great quote and great book... i may have to read it again, it has been awhile

Micaela said...

Very Salacious, vanessa. Get your hands on it!!! ;) You too Sarah & fhen- once you've settled with your move of course.

in college i wrote a paper on it because as you know it was on the banned books list. It's forever been one of my favorites.

M- have you ever seen the movie with Dominique Squain and Jeremy Irons? i thought they picked the perfect characters...

Ani, i've read it before but like Marisa, it's been awhile... perhaps I should pick it up soon.

orsoifeel said...

m - i haven't.. i will have to get it for movie night

Joanna Goddard said...

"seaside limbs" -- i love that. lolita is amazing. and the covers of those books are gorgeous!

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