The Master and Margarita

Voorkant
Lulu.com, 2006 - 332 pagina's
137 Recensies
Moscow, 1929: a city that has lost its way amid corruption and fear, inhabited by people who have abandoned their morals and forsaken spirituality. But when a mysterious stranger arrives in town with a bizarre entourage that includes a giant talking cat and a fanged assassin, all hell breaks loose. Among those caught up in the strange and inexplicable events that transpire in the capital are the Master, a writer whose life has been destroyed by Soviet repression, and his beloved Margarita. Their adventures reveal a story that began two thousand years ago in ancient Jerusalem -- and its resolution will decide their fate. Translated by Michael Karpelson.

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Heart wrenching love story. - LibraryThing
Long-winded and clunky writing. - LibraryThing
What a master of imagery and character! - LibraryThing
Do not expect easy explanations. - LibraryThing
The writing is very vivid and memorable. - LibraryThing
There is no real character development. - LibraryThing

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(review originally written for bookslut) I remain shocked that I had never heard of Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita before my sister sent it to me in the mail, insisting that I read it ... Volledige recensie lezen

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I was compelled to read this novel after seeing it listed as one of the great works of the 20th century. My exposure to Russian literature has not been extensive--two novels by Dostoevsky and some ... Volledige recensie lezen

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Over de auteur (2006)

Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov was a Russian playwright, novelist, and short-story writer best known for his use of humor and satire. He was born in Kiev, Ukraine, on May 15, 1891, and graduated from the Medical School of Kiev University in 1916. He served as a field doctor during World War I. Bulgakov's association with the Moscow Art Theater began in 1926 with the production of his play The Days of the Turbins, which was based on his novel The White Guard. His work was popular, but since it ridiculed the Soviet establishment, was frequently censored. His satiric novel The Heart of a Dog was not published openly in the U.S.S.R. until 1987. Bulgakov's plays including Pushkin and Moliere dealt with artistic freedom. His last novel, The Master and Margarita, was not published until 1966-67 and in censored form. Bulgakov died in Moscow on March 10, 1940.

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