Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Viktor Pelevin

In the wasteland that was Post-Soviet Russia after the immediate fall of the Soviet Union, there was confusion. And as those with a love of literature will know, when there is confusion, there are great writers who can synthesize the confusion and chaos into the medium of writing. One such writer was Viktor Pelevin, whose books took the insanity of a collapsing super power and turned them into surreal tales that bend the mind and open the reader to a new reality.

I've linked an interview he gave so you can get a good handle of why he writes and who he is, but I encourage you to find his books and read them (though as students, I don't think you'll have that much time to dedicate to post-modernist Russian literature).

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