Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0023707, Wed, 27 Feb 2013 08:45:35 -0800

Pnin's own Vladimir?
To the List Members,

I think perhaps Pnin is my favorite Nabokov - character and novel. Deceptively
simple, devious and beautiful. Victor is a close second. Perhaps being female, I
prefer masculine characters.

That having been said, let me also say that the relationship between Pnin and
Miss Belkina (her first name escapes me) may very well be similar to that
between Vladimir and Vera. Although you wouldn't think so.

That aside, I recently acquired Nabokov's own copy of Pnin - at least that is
what it appears to me to be. The inscription reads:

Vladimir Nabokov
March 1957
Simpson Hall

Is there a Simpson Hall at Waindell, I mean, Wellesley?


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