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Quotation by Vladimir Nabokov
But generally speaking philistinism presupposes a certain advanced state of civilization where throughout the ages certain traditions have accumulated in a heap and have started to stink.
Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. "Philistines and Philistinism," Lectures on Russian Literature (1981).
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