The Helmet of Horror: Text Myth Series
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The Helmet of Horror: Text Myth Series

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Labyrinth 1. An intricate structure of intercommunicating passages, through which it is difficult to find one s way without a clue; a mazeThey have never met, they have been assigned strange pseudonyms, they inhabit identical rooms which open out onto very different landscapes, and they have entered into a dialogue which they cannot escape- a discourse defined and destroyed by the Helmet of Horror. Its wearer is the dominant force they call Asterisk a force for good and ill.Victor Pelevin has created a mesmerising world where the surreal and the hyper-real collide. The Helmet of Horror is structured according to the internet exchanges of the twenty-first century, yet instilled with the figures and narratives of classical mythology. It is a radical reinvention of the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur for an age where information is abundant but knowledge is ultimately unattainable.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 130 x 201 x 18mm | 200g
  • Text Publishing Co
  • The Text Publishing Company
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • 192114503X
  • 9781921145032

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`Pelevin is one of the funniest novelists writing today.' * New Statesman * 'A psychedelic Nabokov for the cyber age.' * Time *show more

About Victor Pelevin

Victor Pelevin has established a reputation as one of the most audacious of the younger generation of Russian writers. He has degrees from Moscow's Gorky Institute of Literature and has written for the New York Times Magazine, Granta and Open City. He has been selected by the New Yorker as one of the 'Best European Writers Under 35' and by the Observer as one of the '21 Writers for the 21st Century'. His novel , Numbers, won the 2004 Grigoriev Prize from the Russian Academy of Critics.show more

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