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The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur

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Victor Pelevin, the iconoclastic and wildly interesting contemporary Russian novelist who The 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.

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One of Russia's most lauded and respected authors presents this cyber-age retelling of the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, structured according to the Internet exchanges of the 21st century yet instilled with the figures and narratives of classical mythology. Unabridged. 3 CDs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781423311546
Author:
Pelevin, Victor
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Read by:
Breck, Susie
Read by:
Hill, Dick
Read:
Hill, Dick
Read:
Breck, Susie
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
Virtual Reality
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Internet
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.30x6.30x.85 in. .17 lbs.
Media Run Time:
180

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