Nabokov's Blues

Nabokov's Blues

The Scientific Odyssey of A Literary Genius

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"One of the last of the gentleman-naturalists, Vladimir Nabokov, the Russian-American author of Lolita and other enduring works of fiction, had no formal training in biology, but during the 1940s was an acknowledged expert on blues, a diverse group of butterflies inhabiting some of the remotest parts of Latin America. In 1945, while serving as curator at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology, he published a radical new classification of blues, a paper that initially caused a stir in the rarified field of lepidoptery"--Jacket.
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts. : Zoland Books, 1999
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781581950090
Branch Call Number: 595.78 Jo
Description: xii, 372 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Coates, Steven L. 1955-


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morrisonist Dec 26, 2015

I was so pleased to see this. you rarely get to see so fine of a book about the role of insects in literature!

Jul 02, 2015

Some of Nabokov's finest work here.


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