Quotation by Vladimir Nabokov

Lined with lindens of medium size with hanging droplets of rain distributed among their intricate black twigs according to the future arrangement of leaves (tomorrow each drop would contain a green pupil); complete with a smooth tarred surface some thirty feet across and variegated sidewalks (hand-built, and flattering to the feet), it rose at a barely perceptible angle, beginning with a post office and ending with a church, like an epistolary novel.
Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. The Gift, ch. 1 (1963).

Of Fyodor's new street in Berlin at the beginning of the novel.
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