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Quotation by Vladimir Nabokov
All my stories are webs of style and none seems at first blush to contain much kinetic matter.... For me "style" is matter.
Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. Selected Letters, March 17, 1951 (1989).
To an editor who objected to an absence of substance in "The Vane Sisters" as grounds for rejecting it.
Surprise me with a
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