I’m losing my mind, because I’ve lost a quotation that I had a few weeks ago and now can’t relocate it for the life of me. It was from either Brian Boyd’s two-volume biography of Nabokov or Boyd's book Stalking Nabokov, and it is a page in which he states something to the effect of “We may suspect that language can't accurately capture reality" and then he quotes a short vivid passage by Nabokov that implicitly invokes then refutes this idea. It's likely a passage from one of his novels.


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