Pnin Author:Vladimir Nabokov The Poignant novel of an exile coping with America — Timothy Pnin — ...professor of Russian in an American College who takes the wrong train to deliver a lecture in a language he cannot master. — ...the 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.... more »
...the focal point of academic conspiracies he can't begin to comprehend, who states a faulty party to end all faulty parties forever.
"A work of brilliant magic and fabulous laughter." New Republic
New York Times Book Review, 1995
"What startling beauty of phrase, twists of thought, depths of sorrow, and bursts of wit! This [is] a rainbow prose that [makes] most others look flat and gray." -- John Updike« less