A Very Athletic Person
- Strolls with Pushkin by Abram Tertz, translated by Catharine Theimer Nepomnyashchy and Slava Yastremski
Yale, 175 pp, £17.95, February 1994, ISBN 0 300 05279 0
About half-way through Nabokov’s novel Pnin, the eponymous hero, Professor Timofey Pnin, who teaches Russian literature at Waindell College in New England, enters a sports shop and asks for a football (a present for his son). He is offered one:
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