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    1. A jaunty biography shows how the landscape, culture and energy of his adopted country inspired the Russian author’s greatest works “It had taken me some 40 years to invent Russia and Western Europe,” Vladimir Nabokov wrote in his afterword to Lolita , “and now I was faced by the task of inventing America.” It’s a sign of the special reputation for arrogance Nabokov gleefully cultivated that this...

    2. Robert Roper’s “Nabokov in America” looks at the life of writer Vladimir Nabokov after he immigrated to America, and how the move shaped and inspired the Russian exile’s work.

    3. ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 20 years of habitat restoration and breeding programs have helped the endangered Karner blue butterfly make a comeback in the pine barrens of upstate New York where it was discovered by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov decades ago. “This project has been unbelievably rewarding,” said Neil Gifford, conservation director for […]

    4. The Luzhin Defence

      DVD TalkJul 28 09:57 AM

      Recommended Director: Marleen Gorris Starring: John Turturro, Emily Watson, Geraldine James Year: 2000 In 1930, Vladimir Nabokov wrote the novel entitled The Luzhin Defense , a book that would be translated into English in 1964 under the title The Defense , and later would be adapted into a screenplay for this 2000 film. Nabokov is best known for Lolita , written in English in 1955, and made ...

    5. ALBANY, N.Y. – More than 20 years of habitat restoration and breeding programs have helped the endangered Karner blue butterfly make a comeback in the pine barrens of upstate New ...

    6. A 200,000-Mile Road Trip with the Nabokovs

      The Wall Street JournalJul 27 02:03 PM

      After a decade in the U.S., Nabokov began “Lolita” and found himself trying to be an American writer.

    7. More than two decades of habitat restoration and breeding programs have put the endangered Karner blue butterfly on track to recovery in the New York pine barrens where it was discovered by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov.

    8. The Karner blue butterfly was one of the first species put on the endangered species list in 1973

    9. More than 20 years of habitat restoration and breeding programs have helped the endangered Karner blue butterfly make a comeback in the pine barrens of upstate New York where it was discovered by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov decades ago.

    10. Storied Butterfly Makes a Comeback

      WNYC New York Public RadioJul 28 04:21 AM

      More than 20 years of habitat restoration and breeding programs have helped the endangered Karner blue butterfly make a comeback in the pine barrens of upstate New York where it was discovered by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov decades ago. "This project has been unbelievably rewarding," said Neil Gifford, conservation director for the 3,200-acre Albany Pine Bush Preserve. "Getting to see an ...

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