"The term Reconquista (in English, 'reconquest') was popularized by Mexican writers Carlos Fuentes and Elena Poniatowska to describe the demographic and cultural presence of Mexicans into the Southwestern United States." (source)
But instead of contenting myself with some such plausible explanation of this summons, I imagined all sort of horrors, and had to fortify myself with a pint of my "pin" before I could face the interview. Slowly, all Adam's apple and heart, I went up the steps of the scaffold. -Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita; chapter 11
I was the shadow of the waxwing slain By the false azure in the windowpane; I was the smudge of ashen fluff -- and I Lived on, flew on, in the reflected sky. -Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire: the first line of John Shade's poem.
Jun 2, 2009
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