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Saturday, 28 April 2012

National identity

When asked whether he felt "any strong sense of national identity", Vladimir Nabokov replied "I am an American writer, born in Russia and educated in England where I studied French literature, before spending 15 years in Germany." 
(My own note: After 15 years in Germany, he spent some time in France before moving to the US. Then he lived in the US for a while and later moved to Switzerland and stayed there till the end of his life. And, needless to say, he's a native speaker of Russian and wrote perfectly in 2 other languages, English and French).

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