On the Meaning of Life

And as final food for thought, sir, what is the meaning of life? [A rather blurry reproduction of Tolstoy’s photographed face follows the question in the interviewer’s typescript].

Doll's ToyFor solutions see p. 000 (thus says a MS note in the edited typescript of my Poems and Problems which I have just received). In other words: Let us wait for the page proof.

Vladimir Nabokov
Interview by Alfred Appel, 1970
Strong Opinions (1973)

Photo: Count Leo Tolstoy, date unknown


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