I enjoyed this, and tried to mess up the prompt as badly as I could. It’s very sketchily done and un-edited. I did it in my spare time in the middle of my school day; do forgive me.
Her first job was at a small Italian restaurant on the corner.
Her boss was nice. That was the best thing about that job; when she started feeling frustrated, mistreated, her boss would plonk her down on a wobbly three-legged stool in the back room and pile an untouched leftover dish onto a spare plate in front of her.
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All titles are extracted from my personal reading list. The emboldened titles are ones I personally recommend when it comes to approaching and enjoying Nabokov’s work. This list is by no means exhaustive or complete but most of the titles are either highly interesting, highly flawed, highly important, a personal favourite, or all four combined.
by Vladimir Nabokov
Queen, Knave by Vladimir Nabokov
Luzhin Defense by Vladimir Nabokov
Eye by Vladimir Nabokov
by Vladimir Nabokov
by Vladimir Nabokov
to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov
Gift by Vladimir Nabokov
by Vladimir Nabokov
Annotated Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov and (edited by) Alfred Appel Jr.
by Vladimir Nabokov
Lectures on Russian Literature
on Literature by Vladimir Nabokov
Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
Eugene Onegin, Volume 1:
Introduction and Translation by Aleksandr Pushkin (translated by Vladimir
Eugene Onegin, Volume 2: Commentary
and Index by Vladimir Nabokov
or Ardor: A Family Chronicle by Vladimir Nabokov
Things by Vladimir Nabokov
Opinions by Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita: A Screenplay by Vladimir Nabokov
at the Harlequins! by Vladimir Nabokov
Poems by Vladimir Nabokov
Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov and (translated by) Vladimir Nabokov
Song of Igor’s Campaign (translated) by Vladimir Nabokov
Three Russian Poets (translated) by Vladimir Nabokov
Verses and Versions: Three Centuries of Russian Poetry (translated) by Vladimir Nabokov and (edited by) Brian Boyd
Vladimir Nabokov: Selected Letters, 1940-1977 (edited) by Dmitri Nabokov and Matthew J. Bruccoli
Dear Bunny, Dear Volodya: The Nabokov-Wilson Letters, 1940-1971 (edited) by Simon Karlinsky
to Véra by Vladimir Nabokov (translated by Olga Voronina and edited by Brian
Conversations with Vladimir Nabokov
(Literary Conversations Series)
Aerial View: Essays on Nabokov’s Art
and Metaphysics by Gennady Barabtarlo
The Cambridge Companion to Vladimir Nabokov (edited) by Julian W. Connolly
Crystal Land: Artifice in Nabokov’s
English Novels by Julia Bader
Discourse and Ideology in Vladimir
Nabokov’s Prose (edited) by David Larmour
The Enchanter: An Adventure in the
Land of Nabokov by Lila Azam Zanganeh
Escape into Aesthetics: The Art of
Vladimir Nabokov by Page Stegner
The Excitement of Verbal Adventure:
A Study of Vladimir Nabokov’s English Prose by Jürgen Bodenstein
The Feud: Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund
Wilson, and the End of a Beautiful Friendship by Alex Beam
The Garland Companion to Vladimir
Nabokov (edited) by Vladimir Alexandrov
Life and Art of Vladimir Nabokov by Andrew Field
Lolita (edited) by Harold Bloom
Lolita (The Story of a Cover Girl):
Vladimir Nabokov’s Novel in Art and Design by John Bertram and Yuri Leving
The Magician’s Doubts: Nabokov and
the Risks of Fiction by Michael Wood
Nabokov: Criticism, Reminiscences,
Translations and Tributes (edited) by Alfred Appel Jr. and Charles Newman
Nabokov: The Mystery of Literary Structures by Leona Toker
and Play by Thomas Karshan
Nabokov and the Question of
Morality: Aesthetics, Metaphysics, and the Ethics of Fiction (edited) by
Michael Rodgers and Susan Elizabeth Sweeney
Nabokov, History and the Texture of
Time by Will Norman
Nabokov, Perversely by Eric Naiman
Nabokov and His Fiction: New
Perspectives (edited) by Julian Connolly
Nabokov in America: On the Road to Lolita by Robert Roper
Nabokov Upside Down (edited) by
Brian Boyd and Marijeta Bozovic
Nabokov’s Ada: The Place of
Consciousness by Brian Boyd
Nabokov’s Art of Memory and European
Modernism by John Burt Foster
Nabokov’s Berlin by Dieter E. Zimmer
Nabokov’s Blues: The Scientific Odyssey
of a Literary Genius by Kurt Johnson and Steve Coates
Nabokov’s Butterflies: Unpublished
and Uncollected Writings by Vladimir Nabokov and (edited by) Brian Boyd
Nabokov’s Dark Cinema by Alfred
Nabokov’s Otherworld by Vladimir E.
Nabokov’s Palace: The American Years
Nabokov’s Permanent Mystery: The
Expression of Metaphysics in His Work by David S. Rutledge
Nabokov’s Shakespeare by Samuel
Nabokov’s Spectral Dimension by
William Woodin Rowe
Nabokov’s Theatrical Imagination by
The Secret History of Vladimir
Nabokov by Andrea Pitzer
Speak, Nabokov by Michael Maar
Stalking Nabokov by Brian Boyd
Style is Matter: The Moral Art of
Vladimir Nabokov (edited) by Leland de la Durantaye
The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov by
Mrs. Nabokov by Stacy Schiff
Visiting Mrs. Nabokov and Other
Excursions by Martin Amis
Vladimir Nabokov by Barbara Wyllie
Vladimir Nabokov: America’s Russian
Author by G.M. Hyde
Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years
by Brian Boyd
Vladimir Nabokov: Poetry and the
Lyric Voice by Paul Morris
Nabokov: The Russian Years by Brian Boyd
Vladimir Nabokov and the Art of
Painting by Gerard de Fries & D. Barton Johnson
Vladimir Nabokov and the Art of Play
by Thomas Karshan
Vladimir Nabokov and the Poetics of
Liberalism by Dana Dragunoiu
Vladimir Nabokov: The Velvet
Butterfly by Alan Levy
Zina’s Paradox: The Figured Reader
in Nabokov’s Gift by Stephen H. Blackwell
This critter has been a very interesting study in decay. The doe died last summer (probably of deer fever, as we’ve got it going through the area right now). I first found her carcass when she’d been dead for a few days- gutted by scavengers, but still quite wet. But the summer was hot and dry, so she desiccated quickly. A buck killed much later in the fall decayed rapidly in the wet September and October, but the doe was too dry. By the time she re-hydrated, the temps were too low to support the critter and bacterial action necessary. A very cold winter with 15+ inches of snow meant the doe stayed buried. Now that we’ve had a few weeks of comparatively warm, wet weather, she’s finally catching up! Lots of glossy beetle larvae on the hide. The skull is long gone, either lost in the tall grass or dragged off by a coyote. I looked for her lower jaw, as I photographed it over the winter, but couldn’t find it this time.
The American Revolution was a political upheaval that took place between 1765 and 1783 during which colonists in the Thirteen American Colonies rejected the British monarchy and aristocracy, overthrew the authority of Great Britain, and founded the United States of America.
Starting in 1765, members of American colonial society rejected the authority of the British Parliament to tax them without any representatives in the government, and resisted renewed British attempts to collect duties on goods such as sugar and molasses that for many years had gone uncollected through widespread smuggling by colonists. During the following decade, protests by colonists—known as Patriots—continued to escalate, as in the Boston Tea Party in 1773 during which patriots destroyed a consignment of taxed tea from the East India Company. The British responded by imposing punitive laws—the Coercive Acts—on Massachusetts in 1774 until the tea had been paid for, following which Patriots in the other colonies rallied behind Massachusetts. In late 1774 the Patriots set up their own alternative government to better coordinate their resistance efforts against Britain, while other colonists, known as Loyalists, preferred to remain subjects of the British Crown.
Tensions escalated to the outbreak of fighting between Patriot militia and British regulars at Lexington and Concord in April 1775, after which the Patriot Suffolk Resolves effectively replaced the Royal government of Massachusetts, and confined the British to control of the city of Boston. The conflict then evolved into a global war, during which the Patriots (and later their French, Spanish and Dutch allies) fought the British and Loyalists in what became known as the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783). Patriots in each of the thirteen colonies formed a Provincial Congress that assumed power from the old colonial governments and suppressed Loyalism. Claiming King George III’s rule to be tyrannical and infringing the colonists’ “rights as Englishmen”, the Continental Congress declared the colonies free and independent states in July 1776. The Patriot leadership professed the political philosophies of liberalism and republicanism to reject monarchy and aristocracy, and proclaimed that all men are created equal. Congress rejected British proposals requiring allegiance to the monarchy and abandonment of independence. 
ModernMom - Popular Baby Names in the 1700s
British Baby Names - Curiosities of the Seventeenth Century
Medieval Naming Guides - Early 17th Century English Names
Internet Archive - Early census making in Massachusetts, 1643-1765, with a reproduction of the lost census of 1765 (recently found) and documents relating thereto;
Olive Tree Genealogy - Irish Passenger Lists: 1765, no ship name, arriving from Ireland in Boston, Massachusetts
Trail Of Our Ancestors - Names of German Pioneers to Pennsylvania: Passenger Ships’ Lists, 1750
USGenWeb Archives - Names of Pioneers from the Palatinate Germany to Pennsylvania, 1754
RootsWeb’s Guide - Given Names in Early America
GIGA - Name Chronological List, 1760 - 1779
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History.com - The American Revolution Begins: April 19, 1775
History.com - American Revolution
History Channel - American Revolution History (Video)
PBS - Liberty! The American Revolution
PBS - Africans in American: The Revolutionary War, Part 2
The History Place - American Revolution
The History Place - Prelude to Revolution, 1763 to 1775
The History Place - The American War for Independence: 1775 to 1776 Conflict and Revolution
University of Houston - Overview of the American Revolution
Library of Congress - The American Revolution
Encyclopaedia Britannica - American Revolution
U.S. National Park Service - The American Revolution
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History - The American Revolution, 1763-1783
It really is the armpit of town; foetid, too warm, always uncomfortably damp. It smells like trash too long uncollected, like inhabitants too long unwashed, and no one in their right mind would ever spend their time here.
Good thing no one’s ever thought Stiles was in his right mind.
Certain things just aren’t on the market any place else. If he wants to keep his dad safe from things that go bump in the night, and in the half light, and in the moonlight and the noonlight, then it’s to the square mile around the deteriorating warehouse district where he has to turn his steps. There’s not one bit of neon that doesn’t flicker, not one shabby storefront that’s not at least halfway lying about its wares, and Stiles isn’t the only one who’s declared this place a kind of neutral zone. If he tried to work around here no one would ever sell to him, and he’d be dead in under a week.
Stiles is too used to living to give it up any time soon.
He pushes through a bead curtain that hasn’t done much in its effort to keep off the flies. The woman behind the scarred counter lazily flicks them aside with a fan that could be horsehair, or kelpie, or something stranger. The walls are lined with things in jars and packets, rickety shelves labelled with crabbed writing that’s a struggle to read in the dim light from the kitchen behind the counter; someone out there is watching I Love Lucy and laughing with too much hiss to be human.
Summary: Jin catches you by surprise when you offer to help him relax, showing you a completely different side to him.
A/N:This scenario is rated M for Mature as it contains smut, lots of dirty talk and rough sex~
As you gently closed the practice room door behind you, you
watched as Jin punched the wall beside the mirror out of pure frustration – the
sound and echo throughout the room making you flinch slightly. You knew that
all of the stress had been getting to him recently, and you wished there was
something you could do to help him.
The image that which secures a picture plane.
Found logic and then its the obtuse when does this dream of a refusal to said.
But we danced toward the unwritten, uncollected works of blood to shine and the moonlight to fall from your vehicle the privilege of unbecoming where i undo the wall and light of escape.
Only in a smile i shut the red, red, red, red, red, your lungs.
We all of one part for her tears.
Smiled that beauty to sky struggling to a tower is colored grey.
Gazing at first light town when you in mid flight.
In the lightening finally give their loom.
Do you never to embrace the petals from portraits.