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Before he wrote and became internationally known for the book "Lolita," Nabokov was a resident lecturer at Wellesley College, where he also founded the Russian Department.
Nabokov's hobby was lepidopterology, or collecting butterflies. He often visited Lake Waban with a butterfly net.
A student once asked him after a lecture how to prepare for an exam. He responded, "There are only two things you should know — life is sad, life is good."