“Dante and the Lobster” by Samuel Beckett It was morning and Belacqua was stuck in the first of the canti in the moon. He was so bogged that he could move neither backward nor forward. Blissful Beatrice was there, Dante also, and she explained the spots… Read More
“Have you ever been to the theater?” “A few times.” “Did you like it?” “It was all right.” “I’ve never been, but I’ve seen it on television.” “It’s not the same thing.” “I know, but better than nothing.” And at that point she took out… Read More
From Vladimir Nabokov’s 1970 interview with Alfred Appel. Originally published in Novel, A Forum on Fiction and republished in Strong Opinions.