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  •  I'd disagree a bit with that, insofar as Nabokov (1+ / 0-)
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    had to work extremely hard: he's a definite disciple of Flaubert, who'd stay up all night looking for the one word he needed in any given circumstance.

    Granted, yes, he had more innate talent than Rand.  But he's much more Beethoven than Mozart in that respect.

    Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

    by pico on Sun Dec 06, 2009 at 06:15:06 PM PST

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    •  What I meant.. (2+ / 0-)
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      pico, wondering if that Nabokov had the gift of being able to say a lot in a single sentence.  Rand, on the other hand, had to use three sentences to express one sentence of meaning.

      The urge to save humanity is almost always a false face for the urge to rule it. ~ H.L. Mencken

      by Jay Elias on Sun Dec 06, 2009 at 06:17:48 PM PST

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