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Paperback  ✓ Pnin PDF/EPUB Ê Librarian Note An alternate cover edition can be found herePnin 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


10 thoughts on “Pnin

  1. Kenny Kenny says:

    Some people and I am one of them hate happy ends We feel cheated Harm is the norm Doom should not jam The avalanche stopping in its tracks a few feet above the cowering village behaves not only unnaturally but unethically Pnin Vladimir NabokovI have never read anything like Pnin Nabokov uses language like no other writer I ve read before I am riveted by both this book and Nabokov s writing The strength of Pnin is its title character, Russian


  2. Geoff Geoff says:

    If one wanted to undertake a neat little study of Nabokov s fictional prowess, they should read Lolita and Pnin back to back They were written concurrently, in little middle American roadside motels the ones that are chronicled so abundantly in Lolita during Nabokov and V ra s summer long butterfly hunting tours Pnin was Nabokov s antidote and respite from Humbert s grotesqueries, the opposite pole of character, and we should marvel at the achieveme


  3. Fionnuala Fionnuala says:

    The Revenge of Timofey PninThe traffic light was red Timofey Pavlovich Pnin sat patiently at the steering wheel of his blue sedan directly behind a giant truck loaded with barrels of Budweiser, the inferior version of the Budvar he d enjoyed in his Prague student days On the passenger seat of the sedan, his paws resting on the open window, sat Gamlet, the stray dog Pnin had been feeding for the past few months, slowly encouraging the timid animal s trust G


  4. Steven Godin Steven Godin says:

    Whilst a certain novel featuring a middle aged man infatuating over his seduction of a 12 year old girl was causing a storm in the literary world, along came the gentle breeze that was Pnin Another remarkable character in a career littered with remarkable characters After arriving in America in 1940, with wife V ra, and son Dmitri, as virtually broke refugees from Nazi occupied France, Nabokov was able to find employment as a university teacher of Russian and com


  5. Violet wells Violet wells says:

    I recently read Doctor Zhivago which Nabokov hated You could say these two books are the antithesis of each other Zhivago strives to depict a poetic vision of real life on a huge canvas and find meaning therein Pnin is self pleasuring art for art s sake on a tiny canvas Nabokov isn t remotely interested in real life or deep meaning or huge canvases He passes over the Russian Revolution in a couple of sentences whereas a description of a room that will only feature once


  6. Seemita Seemita says:

    The evening lessons were always the most difficult Drained of ambulating the willing grey cells throughout the carnage of day classes, the young readers, almost resignedly, filled the quiet room at the end of the corridor A subdued t te t te, almost at once, broke into a charlatan laughter and the very next moment, died in their bosoms as Professor Pnin entered the classroom Straightening the meagre crop on his head and adjusting and re adjusting his tortoise shell glasses, he


  7. Duane Duane says:

    I would call this 1957 Nabokov novel a tragicomedy, leaningto the comedy Timofey Pnin is a likeable Russian emigre, a nice man, maybe too nice for his own good Pnin is an assistant professor at fictional Wainsdell College, probably modeled after Cornell University where Nabokov taught Even though Pnin has become an American citizen, he still struggles with the English language He has difficultly being understood by his students and his colleagues He makes his way through life in an h


  8. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    485 Pnin, Vladimir NabokovPnin is Vladimir Nabokov s 13th novel and his fourth written in English it was published in 1957 Pnin features his funniest and most heart rending character Professor Timofey Pnin is a haplessly disoriented Russian migr precariously employed on an American college campus in the 1950s Pnin struggles to maintain his dignity through a series of comic and sad misunderstandings, all the while falling victim both to subtle academic conspiracies and to the manipulations 4


  9. Mattia Ravasi Mattia Ravasi says:

    Video reviewThe passage where Pnin reads that magazine cartoon must be the funniest in all American literature Video reviewThe passage where Pnin reads that magazine cartoon must be the funniest in all American literature


  10. Agnieszka Agnieszka says:

    I had a professor, in fact he had no professor s title, but we always addressed him that way So, I had a professor who taught me maths No, actually he was trying to teach me, he was doing his best to familiarize me with secrets of the queen of science Alas I truly felt pity for him since I was stupendously immune to that knowledge I was standing at the blackboard attempting to solve some mysterious to me equation and professor, waving his hand, would sigh thenget out of my sight, pleaseI had a professor,


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