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Quotation by Vladimir Nabokov
To minor authors is left the ornamentation of the commonplace: these do not bother about any reinventing of the world; they merely try to squeeze the best they can out of a given order of things, out of traditional patterns of fiction.
Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. "Good Readers and Good Writers," Lectures on Literature (1980).
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