A Letter From The Publisher: may 23, 1969

BEFORE they went to Switzerland to interview Novelist Vladimir Nabokov for this week's cover, Contributing Editor Ron Sheppard and Reporter Martha Duffy cabled a list of 21 questions, for which the novelist promised to supply written answers when they arrived. He got an early start on his work. The night clerk at his hotel awakened him at one o'clock in the morning with the peremptory announcement: "Le Telex marche encore."

Although he asks for written questions before each interview and composes his answers with care, Nabokov loves to lose himself in talk....

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