Vladimir Nabokov

Boyd, Brian. Pinning down Krolik. 2002

Bibliographic title
Pinning Down Krolik
Periodical or collection
The Nabokovian
Periodical issue
no. 48
Publication year

The source of lepidopterists Dr Krolik's name in Ada in the famous Russian lepidopterist Leon Krulikovksy, and the hare-rabbit pattern in doctor's names in Ada in the name of the author of Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde, favorite reading for Nabokov as a child, Adalbert Seitz, whose surname is a homophone of Russian zayats, "hare," as the first two syllables of Krulikovsky almost spell kroilk, Russian for "rabbit."