NABOKV-L post 0018922, Sun, 6 Dec 2009 02:05:12 -0200

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[NABOKOV-L] Villa Neptune,circa 1920: Cloud,CAstle,Lake?
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In "Vladimir Nabokov: A Pictorial Biography" by Ardis Publishers,1991 (published in Brazil in 1994) we can see the reproduction of a photograph showing a mansion in Abbazia (Villa Neptune).
The caption beneath mentions that it was visited by Nabokov when he was 5 years old and felt homesick for Vira for the first time.

I wonder if this crenelated mansion in any way served as inspiration for VN's "Cloud, Castle, Lake" short-story. It certainly wouldn't be representative of any kind of "timeless happiness"!

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