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By Vladimir Nabokov

Auf dem Planeten Demonia hat guy nur eine vage Vorstellung von der Existenzund Beschaffenheit der Erde. Die Elektrizität ist nach der Entdeckung ihrer schrecklichen Gefahren verboten worden. guy behilft sich mit Wassertelefonen,Uhrwerkautos, fliegenden Teppichen...Und natürlich gibt es auf Demonia auch ein traumhelles Amerika. Van Veen, der überaus virile Sohn einer sehr wohlhabenden und erotisch leicht derangierten Familie, beschreibt in seinen Memoiren seine lebenslange Liebe zu der schönen Ada - eine Beziehung, die einen Aspekt besitzt, den das Gesetz verbietet. Er ist vierzehn, Ada zwölf, als im arkadischen Ardis corridor die Gefühle der beiden erwachen und Lucette,Adas jüngere Schwester, störende Zeugin ihrer ersten Liebesbegegnungen wird. Auf eine glühende Kindheitsromanze und Jahre der im verborgenen blühenden Leidenschaft folgt die erste Trennung, als Van erfährt, daß das von ihm entfachte Feuer auch für andere brennt. Nach Jahren ist ihnen ein glückliches Wiedersehen in 'Manhattan' beschieden, aber auch neue Trennung, da der Vater die frevelhafte Beziehung entdeckt und verurteilt. Van führt das Doppelleben des Schriftstellers und Lebemannes und erstickt die Sehnsucht nach Ada. Aber der ihm verfallenen Lucette verweigert er sich, und sie geht an ihm zugrunde. Siebzehn Jahre lang muß Van warten, ehe er sich wieder mit Ada vereint sieht.

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For a moment he looked at me as if he failed to understand. 'I'm Gatsby,'h. said suddenly. ' I exclaimed. ' 'I thought you knew, old sport. ' He smiled understandingly - much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced - or seemed to face - the whole eternal world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favour. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.

It was sharply different from the West, where an evening was hurried from phase to phase towards its close, in a continually disappointed anticipation or else in sheer nervous dread of the moment itself. 'You make me feel uncivilised, Dairy,' I confessed on my second glass of corky but rather impressive claret. ' I meant nothing in particular by this remark, but it was taken up in an unexpected way. 'Civilisation's going to pieces,' broke out Tom violently. 'I've gotten to be a terrible pessimist about things.

I had taken two finger-bowls of champagne, and the scene had changed before my eyes into something significant, elemental and profound. At a lull in the entertainment the man looked at me and smiled. 'Your face is familiar,' he said, politely. ' 'Why, yes. ' 'I was in the Sixteenth undl Jntre r9r8. ' We talked for a moment about some wet, grey litde villages in France. Evidendy he lived in this vicinity, for he told me that he had just bought a hydroplane,22 andwas going to try it out in the morning.

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