“Parties on the green grass”: Nabokov & the gospels

Nabokov writes about “intimations of bliss” when reading the gospels & coming across “unexpected, sunlit” phrases like “green grass”. — See Mark 6.39: “Jesus instructed them all to recline in parties (sumposia!) on the green grass (epi to chlōrō chortō).”

– Vladimir Nabokov, Glory, trans. D. Nabokov (London, 2012)

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