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Invitation - Simon, Claude, and Cross, Jim (Translated by), and Oppenheim, Louis (Afterword by)
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This 1987 novel by Nobel Prize-winner Claude Simon is a sardonic look at glasnost Russia, where recent reforms and improvements carry all the conviction of rouge on a corpse. The narrator is one of fifteen international guests who have been invited on a goodwill tour of the new Soviet Union. Whisked from one staged event to another, from Moscow to Central Asia, enduring hours of rigid Soviet hospitality, the guests react with varying degrees of stupefaction and disgust to a society whose recent renovations ill-disguise a ...

Invitation 1992, Dalkey Archive Press, Normal

ISBN-13: 9780916583903

Trade paperback

Invitation 1991, Dalkey Archive Press

ISBN-13: 9780916583798

American edition