ISBN10: 0679723412 ISBN13: 9780679723417 Contributors: Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich Publisher: Vintage Books Published: Jun 1 1989 Weight: 0.55lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
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.