Nabokov's "Invitation to a Beheading": A Critical Companion
In an unnamed dream country, Cincinnatus C. is condemned to death by beheading for "gnostical turpitude", an imaginary crime that defies definition. After spending his last days in jail, he simply wills his executioners out of existence.
Paperback, 193 pages
Published September 15th 1997 by Northwestern University Press
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