Good readers and good writers by nabokov

The art of writing is a very futile business if it does not imply first of the art of seeing the world as the potentiality of fiction. We all have different temperaments, and I can tell you right now that the best temperament for a reader to have, or to develop, is a combination of the artistic and the scientific one.

The various combinations these minor authors are able to produce within these set limits may be quite amusing in a mild ephemeral way because minor readers like to recognize their own ideas in a pleasing disguise.

Now, this being so, we should ponder the question how does the mind work when the sullen reader is confronted by the sunny book. For instance, you sitting there may be merely my dream, and I may be your nightmare. Every great writer is a great deceiver, but so is that arch-cheat Nature.

When we look at a painting we do not have to move our eyes in a special way even if, as in a book, the picture contains elements of depth and development.

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The effort to begin a book, especially if it is praised by people whom the young reader secretly deems to be too old-fashioned or too serious, this effort is often difficult to make; but once it is made, rewards are various and abundant.

Having an open mind about reading is very important. Can anybody be so naive as to think he or she can learn anything about the past from those buxom best-sellers that are hawked around by book clubs under the heading of historical novels?

A situation in a book is intensely felt because it reminds us of something that happened to us or to someone we know or knew. A good reader, a major reader, an active and creative reader is a rereader. Then with a pleasure which is both sensual and intellectual we shall watch the artist build his castle of cards and watch the castle of cards become a castle of beautiful steel and glass.

There are various subvarieties here, in this first section of emotional reading. What matters is that the reader is learning new things, simply by taking a few minutes out of their way to write down a definition. From the simple deception of propagation to the prodigiously sophisticated illusion of protective colors in butterflies or birds, there is in Nature a marvelous system of spells and wiles.

Your extensive Journal notes should house the answers to these questions: That go-between, that prism, is the art of literature.

To minor authors is left the ornamentation of the commonplace: Now, this being so, we should ponder the question how does the mind work when the sullen reader is confronted by the sunny book. Alas, I have known people whose purpose in reading the French and Russian novelists was to learn something about life in gay Paree or in sad Russia.

The reader should have a dictionary. And I shall tell you why. I thought a good writer was somebody who was good at writing sentences.

Every great writer is a great deceiver, but so is that arch-cheat Nature. From the simple deception of propagation to the prodigiously sophisticated illusion of protective colors in butterflies or birds, there is in Nature a marvelous system of spells and wiles.

The reader should concentrate on the social-economic angle. Where and how does it change? A situation in a book is intensely felt because it reminds us of something that happened to us or to someone we know or knew.

That the poor little fellow because he lied too often was finally eaten up by a real beast is quite incidental. The reader should have a dictionary.Link to Nabokov's wonderful essay on how to read, and where the magic of writing lies.

Sep 10,  · Vladimir Nabokov talks about how to be effective readers and convincing writers in his essay “Good readers and good writers.” In order to capture all the ideas and messages from the writers, readers should pay close attention to details, reread the book for a several times and find out its meaning, and create a connection with the writer which is enough to understand and enjoy the writer.

Vladimir Nabokov wrote an inspiring article titled "Good Readers and Good Writers." The article was his interpretation of a reader that is committed to the joyful outcomes.

A good reader, a major reader, an active and creative reader is a rereader. And I shall tell you why. When we read a book for the first time the very process of laboriously moving our eyes from left to right, line after line, page after page, this complicated physical work upon the book, the very process of learning in terms of space and time.

"Good Readers and Good Writers" by Vladimir Nabokov — HCC Learning Web. Pudewa's point is that immersion in the work is what fosters creativity and ability; not that a reader will be by definition a writer, but that the experience of the work will readers more influential than even the work itself.

Sep 10,  · Vladimir Nabokov talks about how to be effective readers and convincing writers in his essay “Good readers and good writers.” In order to capture all the ideas and messages from the writers, readers should pay close attention to details, reread the book for a several times and find out its meaning, and create a connection with the writer which is enough to understand and enjoy the writer.

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