QUOTE (angrezi @ Jul 19 2006, 09:12 PM)
QUOTE (Oneiros @ Jul 19 2006, 06:41 PM)
QUOTE (angrezi @ Jul 19 2006, 06:15 PM)
So whats wrong with a site about Nabakov? was he an athiest or something?
His name is Nabokov. A very interesting character. Not everybody knows that he was an acclaimed entomologist. I have seen his collection of butterflies (he did important work on butterflies), which is housed at Harvard University (not on public display). There are many references to butterflies in his literary works.
for your info mr. oneiros his name is spelled either way, I spelled it as the pronunciation of Sting in 'don't stand so close to me'. I have a Russian wife so don't be 'mr. know it all' about Russians with me buddy. Have you read the book? I have. Have you seen the movie (the original Gregory Peck one) I have. Have you stumbled through the historic streets of Moscow after drinking Vodka?...I venture to guess....NO! Do you think Nabakov rather drink vodka with me or discuss butterflies or the spelling of his name with you?
Wow! Did I touch a sore spot? I stand corrected about the spelling. My apologies. You are probably not interested in the answers to your questions, but yes, I have read Lolita
, although perhaps my lack of drunken escapades in Moscow diqualifies me to say anything about it? I have Russian friends though, and I have sat in a circle of Russians, all of us singing the songs of Vladimir Vysotsky and drinking. And I saw Nabokov's butterflies in the company of learned Russians too.
Regarding butterflies, you may just find that Nabokov would have greatly enjoyed talking about them. That is not to say that he would not want to drink vodka with you, but he certainly would not miss an opportunity to talk about butterflies either.