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100 short stories:: story 96

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100 days 100 short stories read day one

story: Spring in Fialta  author: Vladimir Nabokov year: 1936 (English 1947) where: Dubai,  Al Habtoor Polo Resort note: sometimes on an ordinary day, you need to read a masterpiece a line: “And regardless of what happened to me or to her, in between, we never discussed anything, as we never thought of each other during the intervals in our destiny, so that when we met the pace of life altered at once, all its atoms were recombined, and we lived in […]

100 days 100 short stories:: story thirty-four

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100 days 100 short stories read day one

story: “That in Aleppo Once…”  author: Vladimir Nabokov year: 1944 where: dining hall, seat by the window note: Othello’s last words include a dog too a line: “If she has remained a phantom to me, I may have been one to her; I suppose she had been solely attracted by the obscurity of my poetry; then tore a hole through its veil and saw a stranger’s unlovable face.”