Book Condition Softcover. Very good condition.
Edition Vintage International Edition. Fourth Printing.
Publisher Vintage Books, New York: 1989.
0679723412 / 9780679723417
Seller ID 61370X1
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 need 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. "Nabokov writes prose the only way it should be written, that is, ecstatically." - Joohn Updike
(Key Words: Pnin, Vladimir Nabokov, Novels, Russian Professors).