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Vladimir Nabokov • 108 Items / 7 Reviews, 48 Books, 46 Articles, 6 Poems, 1 Visual
Invitation to a Beheading (1959)
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Published Reviews
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    Reading Recommended (Review)
    Invitation to a Beheading, by Vladimir Nabokov
    1. Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov
    The American Scholar, Summer 1961, pp. 444-445
  2. Books and the Arts
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    Nabokov's Beheading (Review)
    Invitation to a Beheading, by Vladimir Nabokov
    1. Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov
    The New Republic, December 21, 1959, pp. 17-19
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    Off to Do Chop Chop (Review)
    Invitation to a Beheading, by Vladimir Nabokov
    1. Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov
    The Reporter, October 29, 1959, pp. 44-45
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    In Front of Reason He Waves a Red Cape (Review)
    Invitation to a Beheading, by Vladimir Nabokov
    1. Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov
    The Saturday Review, October 24, 1959, p. 35
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    Against the Bolshevik Nightmare and the Fraud of Revolution (2 Reviews)
    Invitation to a Beheading, by Vladimir Nabokov
    1. Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov
    2. Bend Sinister by Vladimir Nabokov
    Chronicles, January 1978, pp. 9-10
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    Atlantic Bookshelf (5 Reviews)
    Reader's Choice
    1. The Stature of Man by Colin Wilson
    2. Advertisements for Myself by Norman Mailer
    3. The Stones of Florence by Mary McCarthy
    4. In the Days of McKinley by Margaret Leech
    5. Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 1959, pp. 166-171
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    Utopia and Reality (7 Reviews)
    Invitation to a Beheading, by Vladimir Nabokov
    1. Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov
    2. The Hussar by Gregor von Rezzori
    3. Count Luna, and Baron Bagge by Alexander Lernet-Holenia
    4. The Real Life of Sebastian Knight by Vladimir Nabokov
    5. The Dear Deceit by Christine Brooke-Rose
    6. Balcony in the Forest by Julien Gracq
    7. A Crooked Sixpence by Murray Sayle
    Encounter, January 1961, pp. 77-79
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    The New Books (10 Reviews)
    Faulkner, Nabokov, Hersey, Shirley Jackson, and Some Newcomers
    1. The Mansion by William Faulkner
    2. The Real Life of Sebastian Knight by Vladimir Nabokov
    3. Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov
    4. The War Lover by John Hersey
    5. Green Water, Green Sky by Mavis Gallant
    6. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
    7. Half Moon Haven by Martin Russ
    8. Hidden America by Roland Wells Robbins and Evan Jones
    9. The Lost Cities of Africa by Basil Davidson
    10. The New Shape of American Religion by Martin E. Marty
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1959, pp. 102-113
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    Monge and Other Destinations (10 Reviews)
    The Mansion, by William Faulkner
    1. The Mansion by William Faulkner
    2. Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov
    3. The Cave by Robert Penn Warren
    4. Pursuit of the Prodigal by Louis Auchincloss
    5. Men Die by Harold Louis Humes
    6. Best Short Stories from the Paris Review
    7. The Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
    8. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning by Alan Sillitoe
    9. Half Moon Haven by Martin Russ
    10. A Day in Spring by Ciril Kosmac
    The Hudson Review, Winter 1959, pp. 618-626