The Hall of the Singing Caryatids Paperback – Sep 20 2011
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“If you’re familiar with Pelevin—his borderline farce, his taste for the supernatural, his merciless skewering of the social order—you’ll find, in this novella, a succinct recapitulation of his major themes. And if not? Fuck it. Who else can pack a spy school for prostitutes, fake quotes from Kate Moss and Vladimir Nabokov, a martial art based on curse words, and a guy called The Last Russian Macho into 100 pages? Pelevin’s writing doesn’t need to be analyzed. It’s a guided dream through all the stuff that gets redacted from Russia’s state-sponsored press releases. It’s the literature that Russia deserves.” — Fiction Advocate
About the Author
Born in Yorkshire, England, Andrew Bromfield is a translator of Russian literature and an editor and co-founder of the literary journal Glas.
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The conversation throughout is tedious and a character named "Manitis" starts entering the minds' of certain of the harlot women. Victor Pelevin adds some American references, but that doesn't interest us either.
New Directions should
print more, and send me some.
Living statues, sing!