Part One, Chapter 27. Nabokov has spent the past couple chapters setting us up for the Enchanted Hunters hotel, and this is the last step before we reach the scene that Nabokov, Humbert, and we readers have been eagerly anticipating - and dreading - since page one. Thus, this is perhaps one of the most tense chapters in the book, and we are on the edge of our corn-popping seats. But first, Nabokov has to set us up for the event, and that’s what chapter 27 is about. Literally, he has to get H.H. and Lolita to the Enchanted Hunters hotel; but he also has to show us how Lolita has changed since we last saw her, and demonstrate the dynamic that now plays out between her and her stepfather. What he reveals is that the line between predator and prey is perhaps not as clear as we had assumed, which may complicate our judgment of H.H. and the novel as a whole. Watch, now, how Nabokov verily incepts us with doubt... 👆link in bio👆
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Part One, Chapter 26. What an unusual chapter, a mere 67 words, a single paragraph. It comes at a crucial juncture, just as H.H. the writer is about to relive his first night with Lolita, the point in his story after which there is truly no return. 👆link in bio👆
Happy #LunarNewYear (aka #ChineseNewYear ) 🎉⛩🏮
Another reason to use a writing style guide, like the @apstylebook, is so you can learn about major events and holidays in the world. (You might be making a reference to a holiday in your writing and not know how it’s spelled or its history.)
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Here’s some background on the Lunar New Year from @APStylebook:
Lunar New Year: "The most important holiday in several East Asian countries, marking the start of the Chinese lunar calendar. The holiday starts anytime from mid-January to mid-February depending on the year.
In China it is marked by a weeklong public holiday and mass travel by Chinese to their hometowns for family reunions. Also celebrated among Chinese communities overseas, especially in Southeast Asia. ⛩
Lunar New Year is preferred over Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, the name it is known by in China. The holiday is also observed in South Korea, where it is known as Seollal, and Vietnam, where it is known as Tet."
📷 Photo taken during a December jaunt with my daughter to Washington D.C.’s Chinatown. Who knew that the crosswalks had Chinese characters? So cool. It’s the #YearOfTheDog , btw. 🐶
for anyone else who is currently enjoying a deep dive into the life, mind, and work of sylvia plath, i highly recommend you temper her intensely inward-facing energies w someone hilariously outward-facing like david sedaris! a melding of the two is my ultimate writerly goal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
we're very simply made up of chemicals, so our feelings ultimately mean nothing: too much interiority suffocates this fact; but, the human brain can't even begin to fathom the exterior, the organized magic that is all around us: so, w our strongest metaphors, we might as well try. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
goodnight, lovelies! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Part One, Chapter 25. Nabokov now has a problem: he wants to get Humbert as quickly as possible from alone in Ramsdale to the Enchanted Hunters with Lolita. This chapter is one giant leap in that direction. But Nabokov isn’t attending only to the practical details: he takes this chapter as an opportunity to (1) dispel any of the reader’s presumptions about what’s going on in H.H.’s mind, (2) demonstrate just how obsessed H.H. is with the girl, and (3) spell out H.H.’s stratagem. 👆link in bio👆
I thought I’d introduce you to my “fonts.” This is “Harriet.” (Yes, after my cat named Harriet 🤣) Some people have one signature style and some have several to choose from. I have always been able to change my writing style depending on what I was writing. It’s fun for me and I believe it adds character. Don’t you think? A baby shower invite should look a little different than a formal wedding invitation, in my opinion. I like this one bc I don’t have to use a laser ruler and can usually free hand it.
Part One, Chapter 24. Humbert’s tone shifts markedly in this brief chapter which deals with the scene of his departure. There’s not much to interpret here - the point of this chapter is exactly what Nabokov tells us: that the reader must keep in mind Humbert’s “gloomy good looks” in order to understand his story. But Nabokov also makes sure to hit a couple other notes - a little humor, guilt, and sentiment. In the end he brings everything back to Lolita, around whom every word of this text revolves. 👆link in bio👆
When it rains to pours ☔☔. Friday has started off cold and wet, a bad combination. But staying positive tonight I am heading to IKEA. Tagging along with friends I'll be on the look out for any nice extra additions to my flat.
Last night I was trying to write but I wasn't quite in the zone. I need to switch off to everything around me in order for me to fully focus. I write in the evenings and weekends when I have more time to write in one sitting. I find writing a personal blog post much easier than writing the first draft of my novel. Both are challenging in different ways.
Do you find writing easy? Is it easier to write about certain things? What environment do you need to have to get into the writing zone?