From Project Mailer

Vladimir Nabokov’s infamous character, Humbert Humbert, suggests that we possess “only words to play with”[1].Indeed we do—mere words. Yet, using such frail and fallible words, employing flawed humanity and literary genius, these authors transformed personal angst into great art—creating works that shall abide, like Mount Kilimanjaro. In so doing, each has revealed to us genuine truth—a truth that may speak to our flawed but mutual humanity.

  1. Appel 1972, p. 456.