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Invitation to a beheading - Vladimir Nabokov
Invitation to a beheading
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ISBN: 9780297167471 (0297167472)
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Edition language: English
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Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
3.5 Nabakov's Invitation to a Beheading
My copy of Invitation to a Beheading starts with a foreword where Nabakov specifically denies any connection to a number of authors, singling out Orwell and Kafka in particular for no denial. Nabakov is a writer who is particularly unreliable in what he says about his own work, and Orwell and Kafka...
A little tea, a little chat
A little tea, a little chat rated it
Fifty pages in, I feel like I've given this a good shake and I can move on. You have to care about something when you read a book: the story, a character, maybe even the technique. Something, at any rate. Nothing comes to mind for this one. While Nabokov stated in an interview that of all his novel...
cleovii rated it
5.0 Invitation to a Beheading
What a feeling of loneliness I felt was evoked by this text...
Never Read Passively
Never Read Passively rated it
4.0 Invitation to a Beheading
In a world where translucency is valued and opaqueness is a social sin, a man finds himself convicted of a crime he didn't commit, but can't plead innocent to. In Invitation to a Beheading we get to spend some time with him as he awaits his impending decapitation.I don't think anyone else could have...
AC rated it
Man..., this book is seriously weird...
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