Lolita  was a great movie.
Around 49 min into the film, when H.H. meets CQ (Frank Langella),
moths are flying into a bug-zapper (?).
I just checked and it's not in Lolita -- apprently copied from
another VN book.
(It seems a bit odd that there's no separate word
for a moth entomologist. )
My copy of [Annotated Lolita] is the 1970 edition.
Is the new version greately expanded (other than the Index) ?
If so, I'll have to get it.
Thank you. HH
>>> His favourite was the Red Admiral but it is his literary treatment of moths that is worthy of closer attention. In both Invitation to a Beheading and his short story Christmas, moths appear in the final scenes of the works, signifying a character's bodily death and spiritual rebirth. In both instances, the moths boast beautiful eyespots on their wings, symbolising windows into a transcendental realm.
On 10/29/17, VN Alexander <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Dear Nabokovians,
> Please help me remember in which novel the narrator mentions having a
> chat with an entomologist interested in moths. I believe they met at
> night, outside a motel where there was a porch light on attracting
> moths. I may be misremembering these details.
> Thanks for your help.
> Yours lazily,
> Tori Alexander
> VN Alexander, PhD
> Director, Dactyl Foundation
> Public Scholar, NY Council for the Humanities
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