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On the Nabokov “Christmas” Story. In July. Again…

I have decided to offer my post based on the Vladimir Nabokov short story “Christmas” (which I have featured, now, three times since 2012 for various reasons) as an annual “Christmas in July” tradition. It epitomizes to me the ever-present … Continue reading

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From Russia with Hope–a Nabokov Christmas Gift (redux)

I have noticed of late more than the usual amount of “views” to my blog from Russia. God bless viewers from that corner of the world. Should you (or any other viewer) be in particular need this Christmas season of … Continue reading

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From Russia with Hope: Christmas in July (Devotional)

Phyllis Nissila UPDATE, JULY 21ST 2012: In light of the Friday, July 20th tragedy at the movie theater in Colorado, I pray this devotional will be of some comfort to those who find it. And my sincerest sympathy and prayers … Continue reading

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