Chapaev i Pustota [Chapaev and Pustota]
The novel "Chapaev and Emptiness" is described by the author himself: "This is the first work in world literature, which takes place in absolute emptiness." In fact, it takes place in 1919 in the division of Chapaev, in which the main character, the decadent poet Peter Void, serves as a commissioner. And also in our days. And also, as always with Pelevin, in the virtual space where Kawabata, Schwarzenegger, ?just Maria? meet with the main character ... According to critics, ?Chapayev and Emptiness? is ?the first serious Zen Buddhist novel in Russian literature?