. . the first part of my life is marked by a rather pleasing chronological
neatness. I spent my first twenty years in Russia, the next twenty in Western
Europe, and the twenty years after that, from 1940 to 1960, in America.
I've been living in Europe again for five years now, but I cannot promise
to stay around another fifteen so as to retain the rhythm. "
Vladimir Nabokov, in a 1965 interview