Jenny Schuessler: I am trying to track down a vaguely recollected dig Nabokov made at American writers who on their dustjackets self-consciously trumpet their experiences driving a milk truck, working on the docks, picking corn, etc. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
JM: The photograph with Nabokov holding a spade (and digging, perhaps?) was taken in May 1923. He was spending the Summer in the south of France, in a farm owned by his parents's friends ( Domaine-Beaulieu, close to Toulon).
Cf. Vladimir Nabokov, A Pictorial Biography, 1991, Ardis Publishers.
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