Böceklerin Yaşamı Victor Pelevin

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Böceklerin Yaşamı  by  Victor Pelevin

Böceklerin Yaşamı by Victor Pelevin
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Victor Pelevin has the sort of unbridled comedic imagination that can make most writers seem insipid by comparison. Born in 1962, the Russian writer has already published three story collections as well as a splendidly funny take on the Soviet spaceMoreVictor Pelevin has the sort of unbridled comedic imagination that can make most writers seem insipid by comparison. Born in 1962, the Russian writer has already published three story collections as well as a splendidly funny take on the Soviet space program, Omon Ra.

From time to time his effects lurch out of control, yet Pelevins manic level of invention tends to carry us along until he regains his equipoise. Certainly this is the case with The Life of Insects. This time, Pelevin sets his story in a sleazy Crimean resort town, where his characters eat, drink, make merry, make love... and turn into insects. This is no soft-focus allegory: the author is superbly specific about his entomological creations. Arthur and Arnold had turned into small mosquitoes, he writes, of that miserable hue of gray familiar from prerevolutionary village huts, a color that in its time had reduced many a Russian poet to tears.

The sex scenes are a mite (as it were) much, though nothing more gruesome than youd see in your average PBS documentary. Still, Pelevins best trick is to makes his six-legged protagonists appear all too human. A self-doubting cicada, for example, finds himself envying the relative ease of an ants life: But he never dwelt on such comparisons, aware that once he stopped and began to compare himself with others, it would begin to seem that he had already achieved a great deal, and he would lose the sense of resentment toward life that was essential to continue his struggle.

The Life of Insects is a black-comic Metamorphosis for the 1990s, minus Kafkas gravity and with an extra dose of Slavic neurosis. --William Davies



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