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(short story "Podlets")
(novel "Lolita") / (screenplay)
Donated his massive collections of rare butterflies to Harvard University and to Zoology Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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Vladimir Nabokoff-Sirin | V. Sirin | Vladimir Sirin
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[about the US] It is my country. The intellectual life suits me better there than in any other country in the world. I have more friends there, more kindred souls than anywhere.
He was born under the Julian calendar on April 10, 1899. At the time this would have been April 22 by the Gregorian calendar, and this is often quoted as his birthday. But Russia remained on the Julian calendar until 1918, by which time the Gregorian date equivalent to April 10 had shifted to April 23 -- the date that Nabokov actually celebrated. Nabokov was pleased that this change allowed him ...