Philosophical Illustrations

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    The illustrations are based on books of Russian writer V. Pelevin.
     
     
    "Literary critics noted Pelevin's postmodernism and absurdism styles among Buddhist motifs, esoteric traditions and satirical science fiction. Pelevin books have been translated into many languages including Japanese and Chinese. According to a French Magazine, Pelevin is among the 1,000 most significant people in the contemporary culture. 2009 OpenSpace.ru survey voted Pelevin as the most influential intellectual in Russia." 
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  • "The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur"
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • "Homo Zapiens"
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    "...Generation "П" is the third novel by Russian author Victor Pelevin. Published in 1999, it tells the story of Babylen Tatarsky, a Moscow 'creative' and advertising copywriter. The story deals with themes of post-Soviet Russia, consumerism, recreational drug use, and Mesopotamian mythology.
    An English translation by Andrew Bromfield is published by Penguin as Homo Zapiens. An edition by Faber and Faber was also published in the UK as Babylon..."
  • "The Recluse and The Six-Fingered"
     
  • "Chapayev and Void"
    Wikipedia

    "Chapayev and Void" (Russian: Чапаев и Пустота), known in the US as "Buddha's Little Finger" and in the UK as "Clay Machine Gun", is a novel by Victor Pelevin first published in 1996.

    'The ambitious, time-traveling scenario of Russian writer Pelevin's third novel finds the aptly named poet Pyotr Void tumbling between two distinct nightmares. In the first he is serving as commissar to the legendary Bolshevik commander, Chapaev, during the 1919 Russian Civil War. Pyotr pines for Chapaev's machine gunner, Anna, entertains officers who come to pinch cocaine (acquired by an accident of fate) on the pretext of discussing the nature of the intelligentsia, and feels horribly disjointed all the while. Then, Pyotr wakes up in a present-day mental hospital in Moscow distinctly labeled "schizophrenic." He observes his doctors and roommates (including an effeminate man who has assumed the identity of "Maria") until he almost feels comfortable, only to be pumped full of sedatives and returned to the year 1919.'
     
  • "The Tambourine of the Upper World"
     
     
     
     
     
  • The Operation "Burning Bush"
     
     
     
     
  • SNUFF. Utopia"
    Wikipedia

    "...S.N.U.F.F. is a science fiction novel by Russian writer Viktor Pelevin published in 2011. The plot's setting is a post-apocalyptic world where the majority of people live either in a poor, technologically backwards Urkaina (not to be confused with the present Ukraine, though the pun is likely intended) with about 300 million Slavic speaking inhabitants with a capital city "Slava" or in a technologically advanced English-speaking artificial flying city "Big Byz" (or "Byzantium") which is locked in the sky above Urkaine and has a population of about 30 million..."