Poseshchenie muzeia [The Visit to the Museum], written in the autumn of 1938, was first published in the Russian language émigré review, Sovremennye zapiski [Contemporary Letters] in Paris, 1939. This Russian version later appeared in Nabokov’s collection, Vesna v Fialte [Spring in Fialta, 1956]. It was translated as The Visit to the Museum for the magazine Esquire in 1963, before being included in A Russian Beauty and Other Stories (1973) and The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov (Knopf, 1995, reprinted as Collected Stories, Penguin, 1997).
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Norman, William. "Poseshchenie muzeia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 April 2006
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