Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Moviegoer …

“This Fairground Farce of Light”: Vladimir Nabokov’s “The Cinema” (1928). (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

… Nabokov reported writing an essay on the cinema, but if it was ever completed, it does not survive. What we have is this poem: a metropolitan miniature, a confession of love, a gentle parody, and a refusal of snobbery. 

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