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I don't think you can compare this writer, or any modern writer, to Gogol. There is a certain patience and care in the writing of Gogol and Bulgakov that is not present in modern... Read morePublished 22 months ago by AGaul
It seems to me that the plot of `The Life of Insects' might well derive from `The Metamorphosis' [Die Verwandlung - 1915], a famous story by Franz Kafka:
A young man... Read more
This was my first book by V. Pelevin, and I loved it! The story is very well built, very intriguing and unique. Read morePublished on June 10, 2006 by Anastasia Fedorova
"The Life of Insects" is not for the Disney-minded, though it delves quite frequently in the silly and absurd, and uses animals -- well, insects -- to represent people. Read morePublished on January 15, 2006 by K. D. Kelly
Pelevin, one of few prominent Russian modern writers, impressively creates a cast of characters that exist simultaneously as humans and insects. Read morePublished on April 10, 2004 by J. Jacobs
A translator's note at the beginning of Victor Pelevin's "The Life of Insects" states that "Mitya and Dima are both diminutive forms of the Russian name Dmitry. Read morePublished on April 13, 2002
The Life of Insects, by Victor Pelevin, is a deep and depressing novel that looks right into the heart of present day Russian life. Read morePublished on November 19, 2001
Drawing parallels between human daily existence with that of the insect world, Viktor Pelevin, connects this collection of short stories with recurring characters and themes. Read morePublished on September 17, 2001
Pelevin's The Life of Insects is a stunning allegorical novel chronicling life in post-Soviet Russia. Read morePublished on July 26, 2001 by Joshua D. Thompson