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Title: Per un'interpretazione di Zizn nasekomych di Viktor Pelevin. Metamorfosi sociale e crisi d'identità nella nuova Russia
Authors: Bonacorsi, Emanuela
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Padova, Editoriale Programma
Abstract: Viktor Pelevin, a young writer, born in Moscow in 1962, is considered nowadays, one of the best authors belonging to the new generation in post-Soviet literature. In his first novel The life of Insect he re-discovers a literary tradition (fable) in which animals are the actors of human comedy. The protagonists, at the same time both human beings and insects, live in he Soviet and post-Soviet back-ground. The novel results as a satiric fable on the contemporary Russian society with a bitter criticism demolishing the myth of communism and revealing the hypocrisy of the socialist realism cliché. Entomology is helpful to create a metaphor of human existence, to discuss about the role of man in the universe and, last but not least, to transfer the social issue onto the existential level. Viktor Pelevin uses the post-modernist technique and the conceptualistic soc-art methods.
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