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Author Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977.

Title Invitation to a beheading / Vladimir Nabokov ; translated by Dmitri Nabokov in collaboration with the author.

Publication Info. New York : Vintage Books, [1989]
©1959

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Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  F NABOKOV    Check Shelf
Edition 1st Vintage international ed.
Description 223 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Vintage international
Vintage International (Series)
Note Translation of: Priglashenie na kaznʹ.
Summary "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"--Page 4 of cover.
Subject Beheading -- Fiction.
Russian literature -- Translations in to English.
Beheading. (OCoLC)fst00829967
Russian literature. (OCoLC)fst01102312
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Added Title Priglashenie na kaznʹ. English
ISBN 067972531
0679725318
9780679725312
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