Pnin (Paperback)

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Description


Pnin is a professor of Russian at an American college who takes the wrong train to deliver a lecture in a language he cannot master. Pnin is a tireless lover who writes to his treacherous Liza: "A genius needs to keep so much in store, and thus cannot offer you the whole of himself as I do." Pnin is the focal point of subtle academic conspiracies he cannot begin to comprehend, yet he stages a faculty party to end all faculty parties forever.

About the Author


Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born poet, novelist, literary critic, translator, and essayist was awarded the National Medal for Literature for his life's work in 1973. He taught literature at Wellesley, Stanford, Cornell, and Harvard. He is the author of many works including Lolita, Pale Fire, Ada, and Speak, Memory.

Praise For…


"Nabokov writes prose the only way it should be written, that is, ecstatically." -- John Updike

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679723417
ISBN-10: 0679723412
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Publication Date: June 18th, 1989
Pages: 191
Language: English