Thing of the Day: Young Vlad Nabokov

The ol’ ball and chain – sorry, I mean my darling husband – is reading Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov at the moment.  He told me a charming little anecdote from the book wherein sickly young Vlad is presented by his mother with a giant pencil, part of a display from a stationery store.  Best part — the pencil actually writes.  Anyway, it led to this doodle which gets more, er, suggestive every time I look at it :

youngvlad

So, yeah.  Sorry about that.

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One response to “Thing of the Day: Young Vlad Nabokov

  1. Yeah, that’s totally what came to mind when I first saw this. (In Soviet Russia, pencil writes you??)

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