Nabokov’s fancy prose style

Nabokov’s fancy prose style

Vladimir Nabokov had synesthesia, a harmless neurological condition which causes mixing of sense. His writings are famous for descriptions in which sounds, shapes and colors are intermingled in order to form a powerful sensual effect.
Re-Joyce!

Re-Joyce!

Upon reading Joyce’s Ulysses, his contemporary T. S. Eliot observed: “I wish, for my own sake, that I had not read it… Joyce has single-handedly killed the 19th century.”
Dickens’ London

Dickens’ London

“Did you know that Dickens is estimated to have invented thirteen thousand characters? Thirteen thousand! The population of a small town!” Nick Hornby, The Believer
Famous Correspondence

Famous Correspondence

"Why does the writing make us chase the writer? Why can't we leave well enough alone? Why aren't the books enough?" - Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot