Dating game question and answer
Learn about different types of radiometric dating, such as carbon dating.
Understand how decay and half life work to enable radiometric dating.
Who are the great American writers you most admire? You have often said that you "don't belong to any club or group, " and I wonder if the historical examples of the ways Russian writers have allowed ideology to determine if not destroy their art, culminating in the Socialist Realism of our own time, have not gone a long way in shaping your own skepticism and aversion to didacticism of any kind."Now that you're living in Switzerland there seems to be complete agreement that you're American.Do you find this kind of distinction at all important regarding your identity as a writer?Apart from these considerations I think of myself today as an American writer who has once been a Russian o! The Russian writers you have translated and written about all precede the so-called "age of realism, " which is more celebrated by English and American readers than is the earlier period.Would you say something about your temperamental or artistic affinities with the great writers of the 1830-40 era of masterpieces?
Their suite of rooms is on the sixth floor, overlooking Lake Geneva, and the sounds of the lake are audible through the open doors of their small balcony. Nabokov does not like to talk off the cuff (or "Off the Nabocuff," as he said) no tape recorder was used. The interviewer was Nabokov's student at Cornell University in 1954, and the references are to Literature 311-312 (MWF, 12), a course on the Masterpieces of European Fiction (Jane Austen, Gogol, Dickens, Flaubert, Tolstoy, Stevenson, Kafka, Joyce, and Proust).