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Invitation to a beheading.

Vladimir Nabokov

Invitation to a beheading.

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Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in London .
Written in English


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The novel is set in a mythical totalitarian country and presents the thoughts of Cincinnatus, a former teacher who has been convicted of “gnostic turpitude” for being different from his.

This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov. Invitation to a Beheading is the second-to-last novel written in Russian by Vladimir Nabokov.

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To be sure, this book is strange and its protagonist, Cincinnatus, is seemingly trapped in a bizarre world where for the crime of gnostical turptitude (whatever that means) he. Like Kafka's The Castle, Invitation to a Beheading embodies a vision of a bizarre and irrational world.

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