Vladimir Nabokov

author: Lolita, Pale Fire, Bend Sinister, Laughter In The Dark, Speak Memory, others...

On his writing process - like a Wiki? First comes meditation (including the accumulation of seemingly haphazard notes, the secret arrowheads of research); then the actual writing, and rewriting, on special Index Card-s that my stationer orders for me... When the fair copy on cards is ready, my wife reads it, checking it for legibility and spelling, and has it transferred onto pages by a typist who knows English; the reading of galleys is a further part of that third stage.

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