NABOKV-L post 0005920, Mon, 23 Apr 2001 11:42:12 -0700

[Fwd: Re: Nabokov and Prague]
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Subject: Re: Nabokov and Prague
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2001 11:40:24 -0700
From: "D. Barton Johnson" <>
Organization: International Nabokov Society
To: Anne Pier Salverda <>
References: <Pine.HPX.4.10.10104231804210.4141-100000@mpih53>

Dear APS,

Anne Pier Salverda wrote:

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> I am going to Prague next week and was wondering if anybody could
> provide me with a detailed description for my Nabokov pilgrimage. I have
> read only the 2nd part of Brian Boyd's biography (*shame on me*) and
> therefore just about the only thing I know about Nabokov and Prague is
> that he lived there in his twenties and Vera is burried there.
> Any information is welcome and much appreciated, thanks!
> --Anne Pier Salverda

Only VN's mother, Elena, is buried in Prague in the Russian section
of the
cemetery Olsanske Hrbitovy, d. May 2, 1939. Photo of grave in M.
Shrayer's book on the short stories -- as are pictures of several
Nabokov-relayed sites there. VN never lived in Prague but visited his
mother there. DBJ