Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0020887, Mon, 18 Oct 2010 09:04:19 -0400

doyen of literary lepidopterists ...

Complete review at following URL:

The Butterfly Isles: A Summer in Search of our Emperors and Admirals by Patrick Barkham – review
Richard Mabey salutes Patrick Barkham's exemplary tale of the lepidopterist's life

Richard Mabey
The Guardian, Saturday 16 October 2010
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Vladimir Nabokov once wrote that he loved to "drop in, as it were, on a familiar butterfly in his particular habitat, in order to see if he has emerged, and if so, how he is doing". This was an untypically chirpy remark from the doyen of literary lepidopterists, and not quite in the mood of Guardian journalist Patrick Barkham when he set out on his extraordinary odyssey.

The Butterfly Isles: A Summer in Search of Our Emperors and Admirals
by Patrick Barkham

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