[Q] Tolstoy said, so they say, that life was a "tartine de merde" which one was obliged to eat slowly. Do you agree?
[A] I've never heard that story. The old boy was sometimes rather disgusting, wasn't he? My own life is fresh bread with country butter and Alpine honey.
March 18, 2004
Life metaphors of the great authors. Here's a Q&A from an old BBC interview with Vladimir Nabokov: