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Pelevin, Victor (Translated by Andrew Bromfield) . THE HELMET OF HORROR: THE MYTH OF THESEUS AND THE MINOTAUR. New York City, NY: Canongate Books, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 275 pages. As New/As New.

The author's modern re-telling of the ancient myth. One of the very best titles in the now-legendary "The Myths" Series. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Victor Pelevin's dazzling contribution to "The Myths" Series. "Upends any conventional notions of what mythology must be with his unique take on the myth of Theseus and The Minotaur. By creating a mesmerizing world where the surreal and the hyper-real collide, 'The Helmet of Horror' is a radical retelling of the myth set in an Internet chat room. 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. Reinvents myth for an age where information is abundant but knowledge ultimately unattainable" (Publisher's blurb). A "must-have" title for Victor Pelevin completists. This title is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Most copies available online are the Softcover Edition or have major flaws. A scarce copy thus. One of the most brilliant living writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER VICTOR PELEVIN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1841957607. $40.00

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