Light of Lepidoptery

December 21, 2013

Butterflies were more than just a symbol in Lolita; they were also Vladimir Nabokov’s lifelong passion. At Nautilus, Mary Ellen Hannibal traces Nabokov’s butterfly obsession, which eventually resulted in the writer publishing 18 papers on lepidoptery.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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