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The Helmet of Horror

The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur

The Myths Series: Book #4
By Victor Pelevin
Narrated by Various / 3 hours 23 minutes

Victor Pelevin, the iconoclastic and wildly interesting contemporary Russian novelist who The New Yorker named one of the Best European Writers Under 35, upends any conventional notions of what mythology must be with his unique take on the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur.

They have never met, they have been assigned strange pseudonyms, they inhabit identical rooms that open out onto very different landscapes, and they have entered a dialogue they cannot escape—a discourse defined and destroyed by the Helmet of Horror. Its wearer is the dominant force they call Asterisk, a force for good and ill in which the Minotaur is forever present and Theseus is the great unknown.

The Helmet of Horror is structured according to the way we communicate in the twenty-first century—using the Internet—yet instilled with the figures and narratives of classical mythology. It is a labyrinthine examination of epistemological uncertainty that radically reinvents the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur for an age where information is abundant but knowledge ultimately unattainable.


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The Myths Series Series

The Penelopiad
The Penelopiad
Margaret Atwood
Jeanette Winterson
The Helmet of Horror
The Helmet of Horror
Victor Pelevin
Lion's Honey
Lion's Honey
David Grossman
A Short History of Myth
A Short History of Myth
Karen Armstrong
Dream Angus
Dream Angus
Alexander McCall Smith
Narrator Various
ISBN 9781423311584
Length 3 hours 23 minutes
Language English
Publisher Brilliance Audio
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Fiction & Literature
Libro.fm rank #157,108 Overall
Genre rank #56,010 in Fiction & Literature