Dear Readers of TheNabokovian.org!
On this Christmas Eve, during these grim times, we might all draw some comfort from Nabokov's short story "Christmas," published on December 22, 1975 in The New Yorker:
It gives me special pleasure to be sending you this message, knowing that we are scattered all across the globe--Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, England, Finland, France, Hungary, India, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, the United States, Zembla--yet we are all united by our collective love of Nabokov.
And since the New Year is upon us, let us drink together to an end to our global plague so that we may come together again at Wellesley or Montreux, breathe the same air and talk about Nabokov.
Warmly to all,