The Night of First Ages / Joseph Conrad

The Night of First Ages / Joseph Conrad

  The steamer toiled along slowly on the edge of a black and incomprehensible frenzy…. We were cut off from comprehension of our surroundings; we glided past like phantoms, wondering and secretly appalled, as sane men would be before an enthusiastic outbreak in a madhouse. We could not understand because we were too far and […]

Wet Evening City /  Vladimir Nabokov

Wet Evening City /  Vladimir Nabokov

  All around there was the wet evening city, the black torrents of streets, the mobile, shiny cupolas of umbrellas, the blaze of shopwindows trickling down onto the asphalt. Along the rain the night began to flow, filling the depths of the courtyards, flickering in the eyes of the thin-legged prostitutes, who slowly strolled to […]