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Invitation to a Beheading

"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.

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  • ""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."@en
  • ""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."
  • "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. From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "Man in prison is condemned to death for a crime unknown to him. An allusive, symbolic tale, told with a certain desperate humor."
  • "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."@en
  • "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."
  • ""Like Kafka's 'The Castle, ' 'Invitation to a Beheading' embodies a vision of a bizarre and irrational world. In an unnamed 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 Cincinatus is led out to be executed, he simply will his executioners out of existence; they disappear, along with the whole world they inhabit.""@en

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  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Powieść amerykańska"
  • "Translations"@en
  • "Electronic books"@en

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  • "Invitation to a Beheading"@en
  • "Invitation to a Beheading"
  • "Invitation to a beheading a novel"
  • "Invitation to a beheading, a novel"@en
  • "Invitation to a beheading : a novel"@en
  • "Invitation to a beheading : a novel"
  • "Invitation to a beheading : A novel"
  • "Invitation to a beheading"
  • "Invitation to a beheading"@en
  • "Invitation to a beheading : a novel by Vladimir Nabokov"
  • "Invitation to a Beheading ... Translated ... by Dmitri Nabokov in collaboration with the author"@en
  • "Invitation to a beheading : [a novel]"
  • "Invitation to a beheading : a novel. Translated from the Russian by Dmitri Nabokov in collaboration with the author"

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