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He is a master story teller and he is very skilled in the construction of a literary novel.
If your literature courses, like mine, inexplicably bypassed the works of Vladimir Nabokov, PNIN is a fine example of his art with which to rectify that omission!
I like to think that the central theme of this book is the life and death struggle between a very biased and unreliable narrator and the main character Pnin.
This is an interesting character study of an immigrant professor of Russian studies, who came to the US from Russia, and teaches at a fictitious college in the 1st half of the 20th... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Margaret Baker
Apparently I missed the point in "Pnin," the life and times of a befuddled European professor who immigrates to the US to teach in a small town college. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Suzanne
It is in a way, the story of an typical immigrant from the east facing the western culture.Published 1 month ago by AnaZ
Great character is our Pnin, beautifully crafted. Still, my bet is Lolita will still be read by many in 100 years and Pnin by students only.Published 2 months ago by RobT
Pnin is a lovely book, witty and touching, a look into Nabokov's heart about his country, his countrymen, and a sharp look at academia where the author spent much time. Read morePublished 3 months ago by barbara scanlan
Pnin was a placeholder novel cobbled together and fleshed out by Vladimir Nabokov from stories he had published about an eccentric Russian emigre professor in The New Yorker. Read morePublished 4 months ago by M. Buzalka
Tediously long sentences. Uninteresting plot. My dad recommended this because it's about an English teacher which he thought I would find interesting because I am an English... Read morePublished 6 months ago by PVTeacher
Written between Lolita and Pale Fire, two books often found on "Best Novels of the 20th century" lists, and much less ambitious than either, Vladimir Nabokov's PNIN is... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Christopher Culver