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novel by Vladimir Nabokov


Release Date 1957
Released61 years (approx) ago
Author Vladimir Nabokov
the grave of Vladimir Nabokov (Russian-American writer) and his wife Vera Nabokova in Cimetière de Clarens (Switzerland)

About Pnin

Pnin (Russian pronunciation: [pnʲin]) is Vladimir Nabokov's 13th novel and his fourth written in English; it was published in 1957. The success of Pnin in the United States would launch Nabokov's career into literary prominence. The book's eponymous protagonist, Timofey Pavlovich Pnin, is a Russian-born assistant professor in his 50s living in the United States. Exiled by both the Russian Revolution and what he calls the "Hitler war," Pnin teaches Russian at the fictional Waindell College, possibly modelled on Cornell University, Colgate University, or Wellesley College—places where Nabokov himself taught.