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Pnin - Vladimir Nabokov

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 exasperation. Pnin lives, and the reader lives through him, and grows larger, more tolerant, and more generous in spirit in the act.