Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

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The Paris Review: And the function of the editor? Has one ever had literary advice to offer?

Vladimir Nabokov: By “editor” I suppose you mean proofreader. Among these I have known limpid creatures of limitless tact and tenderness who would discuss with me a semicolon as if it were a point of honor—which, indeed, a point of art often is. But I have also come across a few pompous avuncular brutes who would attempt to “make suggestions” which I countered with a thunderous “stet!”

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December 18, 2010 at 12:24 am

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