Pnin Topics for Discussion

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Explain the significance of Pnin's lack of interest in linguistics.

Why does Laurence Clements initially hate Pnin? What is the significance of the fact that he changes his mind?

What is the significance of the story about Mira Belochkin, the woman who died in a concentration camp?

Describe the style of narration employed in this story and its purpose.

Why does Pnin deny knowing the narrator after they both leave St. Petersburg?

How does Pnin's status as a Russian immigrant affect his life in America?

Why does Pnin dislike the narrator so much?

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