Fighting anti-Semitism in his art: The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov by Andrea Pitzer

The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov, Andrea Pitzer, Nabokov, Lolita, Pale Fire

What if Lolita is the story of global anti-Semitism as much as it is Humbert Humbert’s molestation of a twelve-year-old girl? What if Pale Fire is a love letter to the dead of the Russian Gulag? What if forty years of Nabokov’s writing carries an elegy for those who resisted the prisons and camps that devastated his world?
The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov, Andrea Pitzer, xii

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Exclusive interview with Doug Henderson on his novel, The Cleveland Heights LGBT Sci-Fi and Fantasy Role Playing Club

Dungeons & Dragons, D &D,The Cleveland Heights LGBT Sci-Fi and Fantasy Role Playing Club, Doug Henderson

Doug Henderson is a tremendously funny writer. Utilizing the authorial voice, he writes with subtle humor. His book, The Cleveland Heights LGBT Sci-Fi and Fantasy Role Playing Club is one of the funniest books I’ve ever read. His characters are likeable and they make you reflect on yourself and other people. Full disclosure—Doug is a good friend who inspired me to start writing again and was the catalyst for this blog. I’ve read his novel multiple times in various forms. And each time I’m eager to reread it—I never tire of his world and only want more.

What is The Cleveland Heights LGBT Sci-Fi and Fantasy Role Playing Club about?
A group of gay friends that play Dungeons & Dragons every Thursday and everything is fine until a new guy joins the group and Ben, the protagonist, gets a crush on him. Things start into motion that take the group into all different directions. There’s gay D&D, there’s heavy metal, a competing vampire role playing club, a kiss-in.

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