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Invitation to a Beheading (Penguin Modern Classics) by [Nabokov, Vladimir]
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Invitation to a Beheading (Penguin Modern Classics) Kindle Edition

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"Nabokov writes prose the only way it should be written, that is, ecstatically." -- John Updike

" Nabokov writes prose the only way it should be written, that is, ecstatically." -- John Updike

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Like Kafka's The Castle, Invitation to a Beheading embodies a vision of a bizarre and irrational world. In an unnamed dream country, the young man Cincinnatus C. is condemned to death by beheading for "gnostical turpitude." an imaginary crime that defies definition. Cincinnatus spends his last days in an absurd jail, where he is visited by chimerical jailers. an executioner who masquerades as a fellow prisoner, and by his in-laws. who lug their furniture with them into his cell. When Cincinnatus is led out to be executed. he simply wills his executioners out of existence: they disappear, along with the whole world they inhabit.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 868 KB
  • Print Length: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (1 Mar. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0074YVPBS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #105,455 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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