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The Yellow Arrow is a short allegorical story by Russian author Victor Pelvin, known for his postmodernist style and his method of incorporating pop culture and philosophy into his works. Pelvin's The Yellow Arrow has been re-published multiple times in different compilations.

The premise of The Yellow Arrow, as most allegories go, is fairly simple. The protagonist is stuck on a "yellow arrow", described as a train-like object that is infinite in space and time. The protagonist tries to resist his fate, interacting with other passengers, who in contrast seem to not care. Through philosophical awakening, he eventually reaches a new understanding of the world.

The Yellow Arrow, as the rest of Pelvin's works, is considered a masterful piece of storytelling. Pelvin is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the 2004 Russian National Bestseller. He is considered a crucial piece of Russian literature.

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