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17 June 2012

the butterfly hunter

"Does there not exist a high ridge where 
the mountainside of ‘scientific’ knowledge joins 
the opposite slope of ‘artistic’ imagination?" 

Vladimir Nabokov

"My pleasures are the most intense known to man: 
writing and butterfly hunting."

Vladimir Nabokov

Images taken from the field journals of Vladimir Nabokov

The Russian Author, best known for his novel ' Lolita ' was 
also a distinguished Entomologist with a particular interest in
Lepidoptera (or moths and butterflies). Parts of his butterfly
collection and other items are kept in the Nabokov Museum.

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