Vladimir Nabokov: Author, Scientist, Artist
On the Occasion of Save the Pine Bush's January 26, 2000 Program on Nabokov's Blues and the Fate of the Karner Blue, Dmitri Nabokov issued the following statement from Montreux, Switzerland:
"My father, Vladimir Nabokov, made a point of not being a joiner and trying not to be a 'public figure.' He made an exception to this modus when it came to L. samuelis, whose habitat was already endangered in his lifetime. I am certain he would have been shocked and eloquent in his defense of what little remains of this precious survivor's Pine Bush habitats."Kurt Johnson and Steve Coates, authors of Nabokov's Blues: The Scientific Odyssey of a Literary Genius and Sarah Funke, author of Vera's Butterflies: First Editions by Vladimir Nabokov Inscribed to His Wife, will speak at a special event of "The Creative Process Series." The program will be held Wednesday, February 2, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. at the Society for Ethical Culture ("EC") meeting house, 53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn [Park Slope], New York (take the F train to 7th Avenue; 2 and 3 train to Grand Army Plaza; or, if driving, the EC building is several blocks up on Prospect Park West from the Grand Army Plaza traffic circle). Community Bookstore (143 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn [Park Slope]) is coordinating materials and books related to the event, and brochures are available there.