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Book Cover Monday: Pnin

22 November, 2010

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two gems from Pnin, a highly recommended read.

‘He was still at a newspaper’s throw from his porch when he remembered a book the college library had urgently requested him to return.’

‘a curious verbal association struck Pnin at this point; he could not catch it by its mermaid tail but made a note on his index card and plunged back into Kostromskoy.’

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Neal permalink
    22 November, 2010 11:24 am

    Pnin is indeed a great read. An alternative cover for the book, which is the edition I have, is by none other than Eduardo Paolozzi!

    http://www.goodreads.com/book/photo/1319715.Pnin

  2. 2 December, 2010 11:47 pm

    Paolozzi is showing up everywhere! I took the time to actually appreciate his mosaics at Tottenham Court Road tube; it’s surprising how easy it is to overlook even the most remarkable art when you’re in rush hour mode. The Author is not a diligent commuter!

    Pnin has a surprising amount of wonderful cover choices–I had difficulty deciding on which edition to buy. This new cover is pretty wonderful: http://observatory.designobserver.com/slideshow.html?view=227&entry=11597&slide=15#slide

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