Pnin

CD - unabridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: BM958
Released: Oct 20, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441872715
Narrator/s: Stefan Rudnicki
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Description

One of the best-loved of Nabokov's novels, Pnin features his funniest and most heart-rending character. Professor Timofey Pnin is a haplessly disoriented Russian EmigrE precariously employed on an American college campus in the 1950s. Pnin struggles to maintain his dignity through a series of comic and sad misunderstandings, all the while falling victim both to subtle academic conspiracies and to the manipulations of a deliberately unreliable narrator. Initially an almost grotesquely comic figure, Pnin gradually grows in stature by contrast with those who laugh at him. Whether taking the wrong train to deliver a lecture in a language he has not mastered or throwing a faculty party during which he learns he is losing his job, the gently preposterous hero of this enchanting novel evokes the listener's deepest protective instinct. Serialized in The New Yorker and published in book form in 1957, Pnin brought Nabokov both his first National Book Award nomination and hitherto unprecedented popularity.

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Author(s): Vladimir Nabokov

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Author(s): Vladimir Nabokov
Product Number EB00171564
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307787477

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