4 by Pelevin
Victor Pelevin (Author) Andrew Bromfield (Translator)
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DescriptionFour stories by one of the most popularand critically controversialyoung writers to emerge from post-Glasnost Russia. Hermit and Six Toes; Vera Pavlovna's Ninth Dream; The Life and Adventures of Shed Number XII; and Tai Shou Chuan USSR are four characterstic stories by the young Russian virtuoso Victor Pelevin, here collected in a New Directions Bibelot edition. With a deadpan and cooly ironic voice that speaks of the phantasmagorical, the surreal, the grotesque and the absurd just as affectingly as Gogol did in his day, Victor Pelevin writes of the dark chaos of the New Russia. In one story, a public toilet attendant discovers in her tiled hovel the entranceway to an alternate reality; in another, a man walks through a city at night with a companion he isn't entirely sure isn't his own shadow. This slim volume offers first-time Pelevin readers a compelling taste of his bleakly comic genius.
New Directions Publishing Corporation
September 17, 2001
4.58 X 0.3 X 7.34 inches | 0.22 pounds
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About the Author
Victor Pelevin is one of Russia's most successful post-Soviet writers. He won the Russian Booker prize in 1993 Born on November 22, 1962 in Moscow, he attended the Moscow Institute of Power Engineering, and the Institute of Literature. He's now been published throughout Europe. His books include A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia, Omon Ra, The Blue Lantern, The Yellow Arrow, and The Hall of the Singing Caryatids.
Born in Yorkshire, England, Andrew Bromfield is a translator of Russian literature and an editor and co-founder of the literary journal Glas.