A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia - Victor Pelevin

So you think Pevear & Volokhonsky's translations have introduced you to Russian literature? Think again, and meet your contemporaries. A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia: And Other Stories, by Victor Pelevin and There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby: Scary Fairy Tales, by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya will introduce you to the rough impact on ordinary citizens during the transition at the end of the Soviet period to the failures of the new economy. In classic yet shockingly current Russian style, Pelevin plays with the surreal and absurb; Petrushevskaya explores the realm of strange occurences and fantasy; throughout their stories, there is a relentless hope and longing for a better, more deeply meaningful existence. Aren't these elements what make everyday reality so shockingly brutal and harsh, but also bearable? Because if we can't laugh at bizarre twists of fate and escape into dreams, what else does the world have to offer?
A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia By Victor Pelevin, Andrew Bromfield (Translated by) Cover Image
By Victor Pelevin, Andrew Bromfield (Translated by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780811218603
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Published: New Directions - January 12th, 2010