Invitation to a beheading
Publish date: June 1960
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Russian Literature
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...
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...
What a feeling of loneliness I felt was evoked by this text...
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...
Man..., this book is seriously weird...
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