The Master and Margarita

Voorkant, 2006 - 332 pagina's
1440 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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Some beautiful writing, though, and memorable imagery. - Goodreads
First part was hard to read, but later it read itself. - Goodreads
A gorgeous Gordian knot of a plot. - Goodreads
... and yes believe it or not its a love story. - Goodreads
What an awesome style of writing! - Goodreads
Excellent prose, interesting characters, insane humor! - Goodreads

Review: The Master and Margarita

Gebruikersrecensie  - Lisa - Goodreads

The devil in the guise of a professor and his cronies decide to take a field trip to Stalinist Russia and all hell breaks loose. Meanwhile, The Master is languishing in Moscow's state-of-the-art ... Volledige recensie lezen

Review: The Master and Margarita

Gebruikersrecensie  - Bonnie Eckert - Goodreads

A very unusual book. I feel the need to reread the book again at some time. There are a lot of cultural and political issues going on that are referenced at the back of the book. But I did not find that information until I had almost completed the book. 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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