Invitation To A Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov

"Invitation To A Beheading" is a surreal and philosophical novel that follows the life of Cincinnatus C., a man sentenced to death in a totalitarian society for his perceived crime of being different. As Cincinnatus awaits his execution, he navigates a bizarre and absurd world filled with strange characters, dreamlike sequences, and a constant questioning of reality. Through his introspective journey, the novel explores themes of identity, freedom, and the power of the individual against oppressive systems.

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