Pnin - Vladimir Nabokov

Recommended as an entry to the work of Vladimir Nabokov.

A russian emigrant and professor in his 50s dealing with life and his past in the US.

Mrs Thayer was always so helpful at the library, and her husband had such soothing capacity for showing how silent a man could be if he strictly avoided comments on the weather.

“Tom thinks that the best method of teaching anything is to rely on discussion in class, which means letting twenty young blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss for fifty minutes something that neither their teacher nor they know.

My grandfather used to say that a glass of good wine should be always sipped and savoured as if it were the last one efore the execution