Dear Maria Y,

    You raise many interesting questions. I just wanted to call you attention (should not already know) to the following volume--certainly the best single investigation of VN's novel:

Phantom of Fact:
A Guide to Nabokov's Pnin

by Gennadi Barabtarlo

ISBN: 0-87501-060-1 / 0875010601
Title: Phantom of Fact: A Guide to Nabokov's Pnin
Author: Gennadi Barabtarlo.
Barabtarlo is also translator into Russian of the original English and doubtless mulled over many of the same problems you did.
Best, Don Johnson

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