NABOKV-L post 0006108, Sun, 5 Aug 2001 09:49:45 -0700

Nabokov's Blues in the NYTBR
In "New & Noteworthy Paperbacks":

Vladimir Nabokov was torn between literature and lepidoptery, according
to Johnson, a lepidopterist, and Coates, an editor at The New York Times,
and he was an expert in the rarefied world of butterflies known as blues.
"For Nabokov, butterflies helped shape 'a habitual way of looking at the
world,'" Richard Conniff said here in 2000.

Galya Diment, Professor
Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Washington, Box 353580
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