THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Pnin
By Vladimir Nabokov

An essay by Jerome H. Katsell about repetition of themes and events, with reference to Kierkegaard, Deleuze, Boyd and others; includes discussion of several extracts.
An essay by Savely Senderovich, a Professor at Cornell University, and Yelena Shvarts, an independent scholar, exploring various aspects of this novel with analysis of several excerpts.
An article by novelist David Lodge from The Guardian newspaper discussing several aspects of this novel. These include possible influences for the central protagonist and this book's role as an early example of the 'campus novel'.