Pnin

12.29

In this moving, amusing story of a seeming born loser at odds with the New World, there is all the pathos of a generation cruelly and irrecoverably severed from its past.

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Description

Professor Timofey Pnin, late of Tsarist Russia, is now precariously perched at the heart of an American campus. Battling with American life and language, Pnin must face great hazards in this new world: the ruination of his beautiful lumber-room-as-office; the removal of his teeth and the fitting of new ones; the search for a suitable boarding house; and the trials of taking the wrong train to deliver a lecture in a language he has yet to master.

Wry, intelligent and moving, Pnin reveals the absurd and affecting story of one man in exile.

Additional information

Weight0.134 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 1 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

170

Language

English

Edition

New edition

Dewey

813.54 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K