Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov

About the Book

Artists know best when irrationality provides the greatest practicality. This novel tests the limits of political and philosophical absurdity in order to show readers strength of willpower. Vladimir Nabokov is known to create quakes in readers minds. He’s written several wonders, but none featuring this magnitude of unmeasurable madness. Cincinnatus is a youthful thinker whose thoughts condemn him to death. Scheduled for beheading in days for ‘gnostical turpitude’ he spends the rest of his time with symbolical characters like an executioner masquerading as a fellow prisoner. You may wonder what was real, but you’ll never question what you feel when Cincinnatus gets their wish.

Genre: 1930s
Tag: DN
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Year: 2011
ISBN: 9780679725312
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