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The Blue Lantern

Victor Pelevin

The Blue Lantern by Victor Pelevin is a collection of short stories which sidestep the world we take for granted, to tumble around the unconscious, bursting with absurd wit and existential satire.

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571200184
Date Published
19.02.2001
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Summary

The short stories of Victor Pelevin are as individual, reality-warping and endlessly inventive as his novels, moving effortlessly between different genres and moods, bursting with absurd wit and existential satire. In The Blue Lantern he brings together sex-change prostitutes, melancholy animals and a cabinful of young boys obsessed by death. Sidestepping the world we take for granted, these stories show in miniature the fantastical talent for which the Observer acclaimed Pelevin’s work as ‘the real thing, fiction of world class’.

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Born in 1962 in Moscow, Victor Pelevin has swiftly been recognised as the leading Russian novelist of the new generation. Before studying at Moscow’s Gorky Institute of Literature, he worked in a number of jobs, including as an engineer on a project to protect MiG fighter planes from insect interference in tropical conditions. One of the few novelists today who…

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