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Short Story: “Breaking the News,” by Vladimir Nabokov (1935)

Friends struggle with how to break very bad news in this story of the moment before grief

A prominent 20th-century author and one of the great masters of language, Vladimir Nabokov wrote his share of epic, seminal novel-length works, including Lolita, Pale Fire, and Ada, or Ardor. But in the short story “Breaking the News,” first published … Continue reading

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