Nabokov, and Butterflies
“Yet, if prior to life we had/ Been able to imagine life, what mad,/ Impossible, unutterably weird,/ Wonderful nonsense it might have appeared!”
“Nabokov wrote most his novels on 3” x 5” notecards, keeping blank cards under his pillow for whenever inspiration struck. Seen here: a draft of Lolita.”
There are puppy-sized elephants in Pale Fire by Nabokov!