Pnin|Vladimir Nabokov


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.


  • ISBN-13: 9780679723417
  • ISBN-10: 0679723412
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: June 1989
  • Dimensions: 7.88 x 5.42 x 0.56 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.49 pounds
  • Page Count: 191