Invitation to a Beheading

Product Number: EB00171558
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307787354
Publisher: Vintage
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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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Author(s): Vladimir Nabokov
Original Publish Date: Feb 16, 2011

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Author(s): Vladimir Nabokov
Narrator(s): Stefan Rudnicki
Product Number BN8686
Released: Dec 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781480541764

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