Timofey Pnin — no other name in modern literature seems to have been solely created to encourage the reader to speak through the nose as she pronounces it. Everything about this man, a Russian exile in the post-war USA, seems designed to delight us and evoke sympathy during his bumbling misadventures in a society that is completely alien to him.
If you find a dimension intereseting, we recommend you pick up one or two facts that you find intriguing and place them into your memory. That way you will have 2nd degree information about the topic if it comes up in conversation.
Accordingly, you can do the same with others as well.