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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.

Synopsis:

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. 1 MP3 CD.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781423311577
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Read by:
Various
Read:
Various
Author:
Pelevin, Victor
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Edition Description:
Library
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.82x5.34x.73 in. .22 lbs.
Media Run Time:
180

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"Synopsis" by , 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. 1 MP3 CD.
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