Nabokov's Butterflies: Unpublished and Uncollected Writings

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Beacon Press, 2000 - Science - 782 pages
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"Literature and Lepidoptera dance an elaborate pas de deux through seventy years of Vladimir Nabokov's life, from his boyhood in Russia to his life as an emigre in the Crimea, Berlin, France, the United States, and finally in Switzerland. An American literary giant, Nabokov also produced first-rate work as a scientist, and in his fiction and elsewhere eloquently advocated attention to the details of the natural world and promoted the delights of discovery." "Nabokov's Butterflies presents Nabokov's twin passions through an astonishingly rich array of novel selections, stories, poems, screenplay, autobiography, criticism, lecturers, articles, reviews, interviews, letters, and notes, plus a wealth of beautiful and fanciful drawings by Nabokov and photographs of him in the field."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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The recent publication of Kurt Johnson and Steven L. Coates's Nabokov's Blues (LJ 10/15/99) brought to light Nabokov's expertise in the study of butterflies. The distinction of this new volume is that ... Read full review

Contents

NABOKOV LITERATURE LEPIDOPTERA
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Vladimir Nabokov at eight w1th butterfly book 1907
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VN with handdrawn insignia c 1924
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VNS manuscript of poem Butterfliesc 192629
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VN with net late 1920s ?
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VN in the East Pyrenees 1929
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VNS 1938 catch inMoulinet France which he described and named Lysandra cormion
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VN with Dorothy Leuthold who drove the family from New York to Palo Alto June 1941
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Butterfly drawings in letter to Wilson June 1944
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Locality map to help James Laughlin locate Lycaeides melissa annetta July 1944
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Evolution and speciation of uncus in Lycaeides Notes on the Morphology of the Genus Lycaeides 1944
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Parachilades titicaca left hindwing underside Noteson
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Neotropical Plebejinae 1945
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Echinargus n sp left hindwing underside Notes on Neotropical Plebejinae 1945
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Aspects of the male genital armature in four species Notes on Neotropical Plebejinae 1945
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Signature flourish on letter to Wilson February 1946
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1014 TheNabokovs with Dorothy Leuthold as they traveled west 24647
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Signature flourish on letter to Edmund Wilson June 1942
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VN with butterflies and students of Georgia State College for Women Valdosta October 1942
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VN names an inkblot
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Butterfly drawing on letter to Wilson January 1944
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NOTES
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BIBLIOGRAPHY
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BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS NAMED BY AND
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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Vladimir Vladimirovich Nobokov was born April 22, 1899 in St. Petersburg, Russia to a wealthy family. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge. When he left Russia, he moved to Paris and eventually to the United States in 1940. He taught at Wellesley College and Cornell University. Nobokov is revered as one of the great American novelists of the 20th Century. Before he moved to the United States, he wrote under the pseudonym Vladimir Serin. Among those titles, were Mashenka, his first novel and Invitation to a Beheading. The first book he wrote in English was The Real Life of Sebastian Knight. He is best know for his work Lolita which was made into a movie in 1962. In addition to novels, he also wrote poetry and short stories. He was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction seven times, but never won it. Nabokov died July 2, 1977.

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