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EBCB meeting - Victor Pelevin

Hosted by the Consul of the Bucharest Book Club Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Tue 11 Sep 19:30 - 21:30

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This is a meeting of the English Book Club Bucharest.

Hello there, Bucharest book clubbers!

Since the month of September and autumn in general are looming large over us (good luck, teachers in the group!), it's time to move to the serious stuff!

This time, I give you Victor Pelevin. His writings usually carry the outward conventions of the science fiction genre, but are used to construct involved, multi-layered postmodernist texts, fusing together elements of pop culture and esoteric philosophies.

Pelevin is known for not being a part of the literary crowd, rarely appearing in public or giving interviews and preferring to communicate on the Internet. When he gives interviews he talks more about the nature of mind rather than his writings. This has given grounds to various rumors. For instance, it has been suggested that the writer does not exist and Pelevin is actually a code name for a group of authors or even a computer.

Pelevin's prose is usually devoid of dialogue between the author and the reader, whether through plot, character development, literary form or narrative language. Typical of Pelevin's ironic style, the novel Babylon ("Generation П" or "Generation P" is the Russian title) bears on its cover the inscription, "Any thought that occurs in the process of reading this book is subject to copyright. Unauthorized thinking of it is prohibited".

These are the stories for the next meeting:

1. A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia
2. Bulldozer Driver's Day
3. The Tarzan Swing

They are in the Files tab of this group. Follow this link: Protected content

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