The Master and Margarita

The Master and Margarita
Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781365880056
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Release: 2017-04-08
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Master and Margarita (Russian: Ма́стер и Маргари́та) is a novel by Mikhail Bulgakov, written between 1928 and 1940, but unpublished in book form until 1967. The story concerns a visit by the devil to the fervently atheistic Soviet Union. Many critics consider it to be one of the best novels of the 20th century, as well as the foremost of Soviet satires.

The Master and Margarita

The Master and Margarita
Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
Pages: 402
ISBN: 9780802190512
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Release: 2016-03-18
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

I first read Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita on a balcony of the Hotel Metropole in Saigon on three summer evenings in 1971. The tropical air was heavy and full of the smells of cordite and motorcycle exhaust and rotting fish and wood-fire stoves, and the horizon flared ambiguously, perhaps from heat lightning, perhaps from bombs. Later each night, as was my custom, I would wander out into the steamy back alleys of the city, where no one ever seemed to sleep, and crouch in doorways with the people and listen to the stories of their culture and their ancestors and their ongoing lives. Bulgakov taught me to hear something in those stories that I had not yet clearly heard. One could call it, in terms that would soon thereafter gain wide currency, "magical realism". The deadpan mix of the fantastic and the realistic was at the heart of the Vietnamese mythos. It is at the heart of the present zeitgeist. And it was not invented by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, as wonderful as his One Hundred Years of Solitude is. Garcia Marquez's landmark work of magical realism was predated by nearly three decades by Bulgakov's brilliant masterpiece of a novel. That summer in Saigon a vodka-swilling, talking black cat, a coven of beautiful naked witches, Pontius Pilate, and a whole cast of benighted writers of Stalinist Moscow and Satan himself all took up permanent residence in my creative unconscious. Their presence, perhaps more than anything else from the realm of literature, has helped shape the work I am most proud of. I'm often asked for a list of favorite authors. Here is my advice. Read Bulgakov. Look around you at the new century. He will show you things you need to see.

The Master Margarita

The Master   Margarita
Author: Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov
Pages: 252
ISBN: 0810112124
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Release: 1996
Editor: Northwestern University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume considers the Russian writer Bulgakov's work, The master and Margarita. It opens with the editor's general introduction, discussing the work in the context of the writer's oeuvre as well as its place within the Russian literary tradition. The introductory section also includes considerations of existing translations and of textual problems in the original Russian. The following sections contain several wide-ranging articles by other scholars, primary sources and background material such as letters, memoirs, early reviews and maps.

The Master and Margarita

The Master and Margarita
Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
Pages: 412
ISBN: 9780143108276
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Release: 2016
Editor: Penguin Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a satirical drama about Satan's visit to Moscow, where he learns that the citizens no longer believe in God. He decides to teach them a lesson by perpetrating a series of horrific tricks. Combines two distinct yet interwoven parts, one set in contemporary Moscow, the other in ancient Jerusalem.

The Master Margarita

The Master   Margarita
Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780795348396
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Release: 2016-03-22
Editor: Rosetta Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Satan, Judas, a Soviet writer, and a talking black cat named Behemoth populate this satire, “a classic of twentieth-century fiction” (The New York Times). In 1930s Moscow, Satan decides to pay the good people of the Soviet Union a visit. In old Jerusalem, the fateful meeting of Pilate and Yeshua and the murder of Judas in the garden of Gethsemane unfold. At the intersection of fantasy and realism, satire and unflinching emotional truths, Mikhail Bulgakov’s classic The Master and Margarita eloquently lampoons every aspect of Soviet life under Stalin’s regime, from politics to art to religion, while interrogating the complexities between good and evil, innocence and guilt, and freedom and oppression. Spanning from Moscow to Biblical Jerusalem, a vibrant cast of characters—a “magician” who is actually the devil in disguise, a giant cat, a witch, a fanged assassin—sow mayhem and madness wherever they go, mocking artists, intellectuals, and politicians alike. In and out of the fray weaves a man known only as the Master, a writer demoralized by government censorship, and his mysterious lover, Margarita. Burned in 1928 by the author and restarted in 1930, The Master and Margarita was Bulgakov’s last completed creative work before his death. It remained unpublished until 1966—and went on to become one of the most well-regarded works of Russian literature of the twentieth century, adapted or referenced in film, television, radio, comic strips, theater productions, music, and opera.

The Master Margarita

The Master   Margarita
Author: Mikhail Bulgakov,Diana Lewis Burgin
Pages: 367
ISBN: UCSC:32106016919513
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Release: 1995
Editor: Ardis Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Introduction by Simon Franklin; Translation by Michael Glenny "From the Hardcover edition."

Manuscripts Don t Burn

Manuscripts Don t Burn
Author: J.A.E. Curtis
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781408842010
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Release: 2013-01-28
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Russian playwright and novelist Mikhail Bulgakov (1891 - 1940) is now widely acknowledged as one of the giants of twentieth-century Soviet literature, ranking with such luminaries as Pasternak and Solzhenitsyn. In his own lifetime, however, a casualty of Stalinist repression, he was scarcely published at all, and his plays reached the stage only with huge difficulty. His greatest masterpiece, The Master and Margarita, a novel written in the 1930s in complete secrecy, largely at night, did not appear in print until more than a quarter of a century after his death. It has since become a worldwide bestseller. In Manuscripts Don't Burn, J.A.E. Curtis has collated the fruits of eleven years of research to produce a fascinating chronicle of Bulgakov's life, using a mass of exciting new material - much of which has never been published before. In particular, she is the only Westerner to have been granted access to either Bulgakov's or his wife Yelena Sergeyevna's diaries, which record in vivid detail the nightmarish precariousness of life during the Stalinist purges. J.A.E Curtis combines these diaries with extracts from letters to and from Bulgakov and with her own illuminating commentary to create a lively and highly readable account. Her vast collection of Bulgakov's correspondence is unparalleled even in the USSR, and she draws on it judiciously to include letters addressed directly to Stalin, in which Bulgakov's pleads to be allowed to emigrate; letters to his sisters and to his brother in Paris whom he did not see for twenty years; intimate notes to his second and third wives; and letters to and from well-known writers such as Gorky and Zamyatin. Manuscripts Don't Burn provides a forceful and compelling insight into the pressures of day-to-day existence for a man fighting persecution in order to make a career as a writer in Stalinist Russia.

A Reader s Companion to Mikhail Bulgakov s The Master and Margarita

A Reader   s Companion to Mikhail Bulgakov   s The Master and Margarita
Author: J.A.E. Curtis
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9781644692950
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Release: 2019-12-17
Editor: Academic Studies PRess
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel The Master and Margarita, set in Stalin’s Moscow, is an intriguing work with a complex structure, wonderful comic episodes and moments of great beauty. Readers are often left tantalized but uncertain how to understand its rich meanings. To what extent is it political? Or religious? And how should we interpret the Satanic Woland? This reader’s companion offers readers a biographical introduction, and analyses of the structure and the main themes of the novel. More curious readers will also enjoy the accounts of the novel’s writing and publication history, alongside analyses of the work’s astonishing linguistic complexity and a review of available English translations.

The Fatal Eggs and Other Soviet Satire

The Fatal Eggs and Other Soviet Satire
Author: Anonim
Pages: 305
ISBN: 9780802195876
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Release: 2007-12-01
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A classic anthology of wildly inventive and comic tales that brilliantly satirize post-revolutionary Russia. “Amusing and excellent,” this famous collection of Soviet satire from 1918 to 1963 devastatingly lampoons the social, economic, and cultural changes wrought by the Russian Revolution (Isaac Bashevis Singer). Among the seventeen bold and inventive writers represented here are the brilliant Mikhail Bulgakov, Ilf and Petrov, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Valentin Katayev, and Yuri Kazakov. Whether the stories and novellas collected here take the form of allegory, fantasy, or science fiction, the results are ingenious, critical, and hilariously timeless. “The stories in this collection tell the reader more about Soviet life than a dozen sociological or political tracts.” —Isaac Bashevis Singer “An altogether admirable collection . . . by the highly talented translator Mirra Ginsburg . . . Many of these stories and sketches are delicious, even-a miracle!-funny, and full of subtlety and intelligence.” —The New Leader “Hilarious entertainment. Beyond this it illuminates with the cruel light of satire the reality behind the pretentious façade of the Soviet state.” —The Sunday Sun

The Master and Margarita

The Master and Margarita
Author: Lesley Milne
Pages: 55
ISBN: STANFORD:36105035647036
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Release: 1977
Editor: Department of Russian Language and Literature University of
Language: en

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The Master and Margarita Annotations Per Chapter

The Master and Margarita   Annotations Per Chapter
Author: Jan Vanhellemont
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780244846756
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Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mikhail Bulgakov's novel «The Master and Margarita» is, among other things, a satire. The author criticises real people in the Soviet Union of the 30s and creates absurd situations by mixing reality and fiction. That mix is hidden everywhere throughout the novel in small details which, at first sight, seem to be trivial, but which are significant for those who know why they are mentioned. In this book you can find annotations, ordered by chapter, explaining the names, locations, situations, quotations and other elements which Mikhail Bulgakov used to illustrate his view of Soviet society, with the aim of better understanding the novel. The terms are mentioned in the order of their first appearance in the novel. On various places in this book you will find Quick Reference (QR) codes which you can scan to gain immediate access to more detailed information on the «Master and Margarita» website. The book also contains a series of 33 colour illustrations made by the author.

THE MASTER AND MARGARITA

THE MASTER AND MARGARITA
Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781524704124
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Release: 2016-06-21
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A 50th-anniversary Deluxe Edition of the incomparable 20th-century masterpiece of satire and fantasy, in a newly revised version of the acclaimed Pevear and Volokhonsky translation Nothing in the whole of literature compares with The Master and Margarita. One spring afternoon, the Devil, trailing fire and chaos in his wake, weaves himself out of the shadows and into Moscow. Mikhail Bulgakov’s fantastical, funny, and devastating satire of Soviet life combines two distinct yet interwoven parts, one set in contemporary Moscow, the other in ancient Jerusalem, each brimming with historical, imaginary, frightful, and wonderful characters. Written during the darkest days of Stalin’s reign, and finally published in 1966 and 1967, The Master and Margarita became a literary phenomenon, signaling artistic and spiritual freedom for Russians everywhere. This newly revised translation, by the award-winning team of Pevear and Volokhonsky, is made from the complete and unabridged Russian text. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Master and Margarita

The Master and Margarita
Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781509823307
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Release: 2019-05-30
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With an introduction by the writer and critic Viv Groskop. In this imaginative extravaganza the devil, disguised as a magician, descends upon Moscow, along with a talking cat and an expert assassin. This riotous band succeed in fooling an entire population of people who persistently deny the devil’s existence, even as they are confronted with the diabolic results of a magic act gone wrong. The devil’s project soon becomes involved with The Master, a man who has turned his back on his former life and sought sanctuary in a lunatic asylum, and his former lover, Margarita. A literary sensation from its first publication, The Master and Margarita has been translated into more than twenty languages. Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel is now considered one of the seminal works of twentieth-century Russian literature. By turns acidly satiric, fantastic and ironically philosophical, this story constantly surprises and entertains.

Author: Михаил Афанасиевич Булгаков
Pages: 448
ISBN: 5819502418
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Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: ru

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Mikhail Bulgakov s The Master and Margarita

Mikhail Bulgakov s The Master and Margarita
Author: Andrzej Klimowski,Mikhail Bulgakov
Pages: 127
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131674496
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Release: 2008
Editor: SelfMadeHero
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Disappearances, destruction and death spread throughout Moscow like wildfire, and Margarita has discovered that her lover has vanished in the chaos. Making a bargain with the devil, she decides to try a little black magic of her own to save the man she loves.

Horace Dorlan

Horace Dorlan
Author: Andrzej Klimowski
Pages: 229
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131710662
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Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Preparing to deliver a lecture in Pisa, Professor Horace Dorlan plans to incorporate music and performance into his scientific presentation. On the eve of his big event, however, strange things start to happen. Consciousness and reality start to shift, divergent voices speak of confusing things and questions start to mount up. Where, for instance, is his wife, and why is there a miniature musical quintet in his room, and what of the accident that afflicted him?

Bulgakov s The Master and Margarita

Bulgakov s The Master and Margarita
Author: Elena N. Mahlow
Pages: 202
ISBN: UCSC:32106011994081
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Release: 1975
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Apocalyptic Vision of Mikhail Bulgakov s The Master and Margarita

The Apocalyptic Vision of Mikhail Bulgakov s The Master and Margarita
Author: Edward E. Ericson
Pages: 204
ISBN: UOM:39015021529923
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Release: 1991
Editor: Edwin Mellen Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This study takes as its premise that the novel, which is fascinating for both what it reveals and what it conceals, carries within itself a coherence of meaning. It is widely acknowledged that religious categories of understanding are necessary for a proper interpretation of the novel, but it is common to conclude that Mikhail Bulgakov's outlook is heterodox. This study places him within the theological tradition of Eastern Orthodoxy.

A Man on the Moon

A Man on the Moon
Author: Andrew Chaikin
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9780593511121
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Release: 2007-08-28
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The authoritative masterpiece" (L. A. Times) on the Apollo space program and NASA's journey to the moon This acclaimed portrait of heroism and ingenuity captures a watershed moment in human history. The astronauts themselves have called it the definitive account of their missions. On the night of July 20, 1969, our world changed forever when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. Based on in-depth interviews with twenty-three of the twenty-four moon voyagers, as well as those who struggled to get the program moving, A Man on the Moon conveys every aspect of the Apollo missions with breathtaking immediacy and stunning detail. A Man on the Moon is also the basis for the acclaimed miniseries produced by Tom Hanks, From the Earth to the Moon, now airing and streaming again on HBO in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.

The Master and Margarita

The Master and Margarita
Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
Pages: 329
ISBN: 099905533X
Available:
Release: 2018-01-05
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

English translation of Mikhail Bulgakov's classic Russian novel, with an introduction by the translator, John Dougherty, and several footnotes explaining references to uniquely Soviet cultural, social and political concepts.