Nabokov's Butterflies - Shelf Life 360

Vladimir Nabokov is best known for his literary masterpiece Lolita, but next to writing, his great passion was the study of moths and butterflies. Curatorial Assistant Suzanne Rab Green tells the story of the author’s first road trip across the U.S., where he drew inspiration and collected specimens along the way.

For a timeline of Nabokov’s 1941 trip, including butterflies and vintage postcards from the route, visit the episode.