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Published by Harbord Pub. in London .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Statementby Victor Pelevin ; translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield.
ContributionsBromfield, Andrew.
LC ClassificationsPG3485.E38 Z3613 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination158 p. ;
Number of Pages158
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL574385M
ISBN 101899414207
LC Control Number96161393

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The Life of Insects Rather than focus on the story of a single protagonist working his way through society, Pelevin opts to tell several stories in a single novel, allowing a picture to emerge of a society as a whole, not from the top-down as if by some Soviet-style central design, but rather from the bottom-up, where individuals live their own /5(23).   Pelevin's The Life of Insects is a stunning allegorical novel chronicling life in post-Soviet Russia. It masterfuly portrays the search for identity after the fall of the Soviet Union by taking the reader deep into the Russian soul and laying bare the Russian prosecution of Chernomyrdin's "Shock Therapy" and the pillaging of the Russian people by Western Cited by: 1. An ingenious and cryptic allegorical fantasy, obviously inspired by Karel apek's classic play The Insect Comedy, in which characters exist simultaneously as human beings and as various insects—by the prize-winning young Russian author of Omon Ra and The Yellow Arrow (both ). Pelevin's story consists of a number of linked episodes all set in the immediate Author: Victor Pelevin.   The brevity of "Still Life with Insects" is one of my favorite things about it. I enjoyed the sweeping, sometimes disjointed, account of a life devoted to the study of insects. The book had some moments of beautiful description: I still remember the image of cheddar so sharp it burned the narrator's lip/5.

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