At a glance:
- Author: Victor Pelevin
- First Published: 2000
- Type of Work: Novel
- Time of Work: 1918-1996
- Setting: Russia
- Characters: Pyotr Voyd, Vasily Ivanovich Chapaev, Anna, Timur Timurovich, Vladamir Volodin, Maria, Serdyuk
- Genres: Long fiction
- Subjects: 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, Twentieth century, 1940's, 1910's, 1920's, 1930's, 1980's, Folklore, Popular culture, Buddhism, Russia or Russian people, Psychiatry or psychiatrists
- Locales: Russia
In an atmosphere of turbulent change, where the ruins of a structured, authoritarian regime have given way to a new and unfamiliar freedom, Victor Pelevin has emerged in post-Soviet Russia as the voice of a new generation of readers and writers. This new generation is in many ways rootless, having been divorced from its past by communism’s failure to fulfill its many promises, and distracted from choosing its future course by outside influences from the West and elsewhere. It is within such a context that Pelevin sets his latest novel, Buddha’s Little Finger, which was...
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