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Helmet of Horror : The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur (Unabridged) (CD/Spoken Word) (Victor Pelevin)

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Victor Pelevin, the iconoclastic and wildly interesting contemporary Russian novelist whoThe New Yorker named one of the Best European Writers Under 35, upends any conventional notions of what mythology must be with his unique take on the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur.

They have never met, they have been assigned strange pseudonyms, they inhabit identical rooms that open out onto very different landscapes, and they have entered a dialogue 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 in which the Minotaur is forever present and Theseus is the great unknown.

The Helmet of Horror is structured according to the way we communicate in the twenty-first century—using the Internet—yet instilled with the figures and narratives of classical mythology. It is a labyrinthine examination of epistemological uncertainty that radically reinvents the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur for an age where information is abundant but knowledge ultimately unattainable.

Edition: Unabridged
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Myths
Format: AudioCD
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Author: Victor Pelevin
Language: English
Street Date: September 22, 2016
TCIN: 51641010
UPC: 9781511362948
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-1654
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