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Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov Read ✓ 105 Ng a faculty party during which he learns he is losing his job the gently preposterous hero of this enchanting novel evokes the reader’s deepest protective instinctSerialized in The New Yorker and published in book form in 1957 Pnin brought Nabokov both his first National Book Award nomination and hitherto unprecedented popularit. I would call this 1957 Nabokov novel a tragicomedy leaning to the comedy Timofey Pnin is a likeable Russian emigre a nice man maybe too nice for his own good Pnin is an assistant professor at fictional Wainsdell College probably modeled after Cornell University where Nabokov taught Even though Pnin has become an American citizen he still struggles with the English language He has difficultly being understood by his students and his colleagues He makes his way through life in an honest and but prideful manner but things never turn out uite the way Timofey would like them too I imagine most of the academics and professors who read this novel see a little of themselves in Timofey Pnin or at least in someone they knowWonderful character excellent writing 4 stars

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Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov Read ✓ 105 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 émigré 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 th. If one wanted to undertake a neat little study of Nabokov s fictional prowess they should read Lolita and Pnin back to back They were written concurrently in little middle American roadside motels the ones that are chronicled so abundantly in Lolita during Nabokov and V ra s summer long butterfly hunting tours Pnin was Nabokov s antidote and respite from Humbert s grotesueries the opposite pole of character and we should marvel at the achievement that while he was creating the most erudite predator in the history of literature he was at the same time moulding this Pnin from his most gentle clay birthing his most sympathetic creature The punning savagery of Lolita could not be farther away from Pnin s sadly sweet sentimentality and Pnin the book is the most touching Nabokov work I ve encountered Nabokov clearly loved this man and while it is inevitable from page one that Humbert is a doomed delirious soul Pnin whose doom seems always a hair s width away is almost kept from calamity by the reader s sympathies for him alone I challenge you to give this book a go and not get misty eyed at Pnin giving water to a chirping suirrel Pnin s ever present suirrels suirrel from the Greek meaning shadow tail the shade behind Pnin s heart which Shade reminds one of that other novel where Pnin appears Pnin ineptly attempting to extricate his automobile from a gravelly road Pnin recollecting his beloved Misha under a sky stained red by sunset as he strolls among adumbral New England pines Pnin dreaming his ghost father s taking of a rook in a phantom chess match Pnin breaking into hot tears at the cinematic depiction of a sun struck Russian arbor Pnin s defenestration of an unwanted soccer ball from a bedroom window Pnin attempting to attain sleep through a backache as the wind ripples a puddle in the street making of a telephone wire s reflection the jagged angles of an ECG monitor Pnin mustering uiet dignity and meticulously washing the dishes Anyone acuainted with Nabokov s biographical particularities can easily identify parallels between Pnin s history and the author s but for Nabokov the private world was an impenetrable fortress and any similarities that feed Pnin s past should only be taken for what they are inverse parallels plays of imagination refractions of a shared history that could be the story of many Russian expatriates who fled Fascism farther and farther west Russia Abroad in the twentieth century is among the most fascinating literary diaspora an inexhaustible well of insight into the limits of historical endurance Pnin is a tenderly executed work by the man who continues to prove that he was the colossus of these wanderers those who kept untouchable Russia alive and intact at least in memory and imagination wherever they might have been scattered

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Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov Read ✓ 105 E while falling victim both to subtle academic conspiracies and to the manipulations of a deliberately unreliable narratorInitially an almost grotesuely 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 throwi. I recently read Doctor Zhivago which Nabokov hated You could say these two books are the antithesis of each other Zhivago strives to depict a poetic vision of real life on a huge canvas and find meaning therein Pnin is self pleasuring art for art s sake on a tiny canvas Nabokov isn t remotely interested in real life or deep meaning or huge canvases He passes over the Russian Revolution in a couple of sentences whereas a description of a room that will only feature once in the entire novel is likely to receive an entire long paragraph Wisdom doesn t interest him much either except as a reliable source of caustic mockery Psychotherapy is one of his targets in Pnin Just as he mocks a lot of the devices favoured by novelists There are two instances in this novel of Nabokov cleverly creating a great deal of sympathy for Pnin and in both he takes away our sympathy as soon as he s got it These involve Pnin catching the wrong train to an important lecture he s due to give he makes it there on time regardless and of Pnin receiving a cherished bowl from his son which he believes he has destroyed when he lets slip a pair of nutcrackers into the soapy washing up water turns out to be a worthless glass he s broken Pnin is constantly being misled by subjective interpretations of objective reality but it doesn t really matter it doesn t do him any real harm There s a sense Nabokov thinks of everything as a storm in a teacup even the Russian revolution and Hitler s war from both of which Pnin emerges unscathed as if they re of little importance than a thunderstorm If you re God there s a lot of truth in this point of view and Nabokov can come across as believing himself to be a deity of sorts I ve just read some of the negative reviews of this and the word boring crops up a lot And depending on the page you re on Pnin is either brilliant or as these people say can be a bit boring That is to say it s boring if you re not a great fan of elaborate description of furniture landscape or physiognomy There is a lot of wordsmithery spent on ephemera In fact I don t think I ve ever read a novel that so swiftly and freuently transited me from joy to boredom There s one of the best comic scenes in literature involving the hapless Russian professor a suirrel and a water fountain It s comic genius but on anything but a superficial level it s also meaningless like one of those cute animal YouTube videos That one scene maybe sums up this novel better than any review could the slightly hollow interior behind the brilliant surface All in all Pnin is a pale understudy to Pale Fire in which he finds a dazzling form to poke fun at his targets here exile into a foreign culture and academia

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  • Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Vladimir Nabokov
  • English
  • 06 March 2020
  • 9780140014914