Helen Oyeyemi Quotes: on Fairytales and Mascara


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Born in Nigeria in 1984, Oyeyemi moved to South London when she was a child. Writing provided her “solace from a troubled childhood.” When Helen Oyeyemi was 18, she published her first book, Icarus Girl, to wide public acclaim. I know, I know: I experienced a stab of misplaced envy there myself. Critics say – […]

March 8, 2018

Vladimir Nabokov: Bitchy Genius


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You might think I’m irreverent in calling Vladimir Nabokov, one of the greatest writers who ever lived, a total beotch. And you wouldn’t be wrong. But neither would I. To prove my point, check out this interview where he takes jabs at everyone for no reason: “I’ve been perplexed and amused by fabricated notions about so-called […]

March 3, 2018