Publish date: October 1999
Publisher: İletişim Yayınları
Pages no: 172
Edition language: Turkish
, Book Club
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Russian Literature
Timofey Pnin is a Russian who fled from the wars during the first half of the 20th century. First to Europe, then to the US. He has a community of like-minded men and women around the globe, many of whom he knew (or knew of) in Russia.His marriage collapsed when his wife found another man—and she us...
I don't reread books often as a rule. But I reread this one almost once a year with startling regularity. Though it lacks the famous Nabokovian puzzle structure of Pale Fire or the intense psychological horrors & delights of Lolita, Pnin is my favourite of his works. This book is Nabokov at his most...
Pnin, profesor Pnin. Żyje sobie w swoim pninowskim świecie, który lekko odbiega od otaczającej go rzeczywistości. Jest niezdarny, łatwowierny i niekoniecznie przez to uroczy, ale jest w nim coś, co powoduje, że staje się naszym faworytem i to jemu kibicujemy. Od samego początku darzymy go sympatią z...
A feast of language and humour. Nabokov feels every pea under innumerable mattresses, and makes us share in his delicious sensitivity. Pnin is a tissue of stereotypes, so cunningly fashioned that like a true human he transcends them all, inhabiting his rich identity with warmth, vigour and exasperat...
This is my third book by Nabakov. I had heard that it really formed a set with Lolita and Pale Fire and addressed similar themes.It does do that but not as well as the other two books. It also is about the difference between appearance and reality. Pnin at first appears to be a buffoon but he is ...