There’s something Day of the Jackal about this jacket. Stephen Dedalus, secret agent?
Nabokov preaches the virtues of literary data visualization forty years before everyone else:
From the New York Public Library:
In 1969, Nabokov told an interviewer, “Instead of perpetuating the pretentious nonsense of Homeric, chromatic, and visceral chapter headings, instructors should prepare maps of Dublin with Bloom’s and Stephen’s intertwining itineraries clearly traced.” Nabokov drew just such a map as part of his lecture notes for Ulysses.
“…and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.”
Happy Birthday to James Aloysius Joyce, born today in 1882.