NABOKV-L post 0023900, Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:56:38 -0700

to those of short memory: Diment on Pnin

I think some members of this list are just too young to remember - 1997 is a
real long time ago, isn't it?

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Publication Date: October 1997 | ISBN-10: 0295976349 | ISBN-13: 978-0295976341
In this wry, judiciously balanced, and thoroughly engaging book, Galya Diment
explores the complicated and fascinating relationship between Vladimir Nabokov
and his Cornell colleague Marc Szeftel who, in the estimate of many, served as
the prototype for the gentle protagonist of the novel Pnin. She offers astute
comments on Nabokov's fictional process in creating Timofey Pnin and addresses
hotly debated questions and long-standing riddles in Pnin and its history.

Galya Diment is professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Thomas L. &
Margo G. Wyckoff Endowed Faculty Fellow at the University of Washington,
Seattle. She is the author, most recently, of A Russian Jew of
Bloomsbury (2011).

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