Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited - Study Guide Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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From a very young age Nabokov enjoyed being in nature, specifically hunting moths and butterflies. He first became enamored with the winged insects after finding his mother’s old nature books in the attic. During periods of illness when he must be kept inside, Nabokov pored over these books. During the warmed months at the country house, Nabokov would spend the summer afternoons exploring the private English-style Park near the country home. He would wander every day along the wood and scout tree trunks for new discoveries.

When he would find new moths, or moths that he could not identify in the scientific moth and butterfly books, he would send the descriptions and photos into scientific journals. Once, he thought he had discovered something new, but a scientist pointed out that this moth had been discovered in the past century. As revenge later Nabokov makes this man a...

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