Alec Nevala-Lee

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Storyteller, teacher, enchanter

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There are three points of view from which a writer can be considered: he may be considered as a storyteller, as a teacher, and as an enchanter. A major writer combines these three—storyteller, teacher, enchanter—but it is the enchanter in him that predominates and makes him a major writer.

Vladimir Nabokov, Lectures on Literature

Written by nevalalee

December 25, 2011 at 10:00 am

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  1. I love this! I have just recently found Nabokov and am excited to see the journey he will take me on.

    1 Story A Week

    December 25, 2011 at 11:11 am

  2. A Merry Christmas to you and your excellent blog.


    December 26, 2011 at 3:15 am

  3. @1 Story: Nabokov is one of our greatest enchanters. You’re going to love him!

    @Dodrum: Same to you—thanks so much!


    December 26, 2011 at 11:39 pm

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