The body in a post-modernist discourse (Exemplified by the works of Victor Erofeev)
Victor Erofeev is one of the main Russian post-modernists, who applies to culture, religion, intelligence and Russia in his works. Knowing that a modern human moulded by the Internet and television is going to be the audience of his prose, Victor Erofeev tries to shock the reader. To do that he uses vulgar and physiological stylistics. The subject matter of the body and physiology, so typical of post-modernist anthropology, allows the writer to place his characters in the new but far from Russian reality. Erofeev, going into literary discourse with Fyodor Dostoevsky, shows deformed and “raped” human values, which were underestimated in the time of communism. Erofeevis worries if the present days will change this pessimistic process.