ISBN: 0679725318
EAN13: 9780679725312
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 19, 1989
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 0.8" H x 7.9" L x 5.1" W
Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher:
Select Format Format: Paperback Select Conditions Condition: Very Good

Selected

Format: Paperback

Condition: Very Good

$4.00
List Price: $17
Save: $13 (76%)
Quantity
Almost Gone!
Only 1 at this price.
Add 4 More to Qualify
Buy 3, Get 1 Free
All Books Under $5

Select Conditions
  • Very Good $4.00 Invitation to a Beheading
  • Good $4.00 Invitation to a Beheading
  • New $17.00 Invitation to a Beheading
Book Overview

This Description may be from another edition of this product.

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. One of the twentieth century's master prose stylists, Vladimir Nabokov was born in St. Petersburg in 1899. He studied French and Russian literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, then lived in Berlin and Paris, where he launched a brilliant literary career. In 1940 he moved to the United States, and achieved renown as a novelist, poet, critic, and translator. He taught literature at Wellesley, Stanford, Cornell, and Harvard. In 1961 he moved to Montreux, Switzerland, where he died in 1977. Nabokov writes prose the only way it should be written, that is, ecstatically. -- John Updike

Frequently bought together

Total price: $12.89

Add all 3 to Cart Add all 3 to list

Frequently Asked Questions About Invitation to a Beheading

Book Reviews (0)

0
  |   0  reviews
Did you read Invitation to a Beheading? Please provide your feedback and rating to help other readers.
Write Review
Captcha

No customer reviews for the moment.