November 9, 2016. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday by Jack Dziamba
The Metamorphosis – A Study: Nabokov on Kafka (Played by Christopher Plummer)
Nabokov, Kafka, and You
In this era of shortening attention spans, the following is quite meaningful,
“The most dangerous thing about an academic education is that it enables my tendency to over-intellectualize stuff, to get lost in abstract thinking instead of simply paying attention to what’s going on in front of me.”
― David Foster Wallace,
Whither the Book? The Book in any Form.
As you watch the Nabokov Lecture above, concentrate on “simply paying attention to what’s going on in front of [you].”
For a transcription of the Lecture, see The Kafka Project.
H/T Open Culture