Sunday, April 16, 2006

Nabokov on showing rough drafts

In Strong Opinions, the interviewer asks Nabokov:

Would you agree to show us a sample of your rough drafts?

I'm afraid I must refuse. Only ambitious nonentities and heart mediocrities exhibit their rough drafts. It is like passing around samples of one's sputum.


I guess he wouldn't have participated in NaPoWriMo!

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