The Master and Margarita
Pan Macmillan, 5 sep. 2019 - 496 pagina's
A literary sensation from its first publication, The Master and Margarita is considered a masterpiece of twentieth-century Russian literature. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is translated by Diana Burgin and Katherine Tiernan O'Connor, and features an introduction by Orlando Figes.In Mikhail Bulgakov's imaginative extravaganza, Satan, disguised as a magician, descends upon Moscow in the 1930s with his riotous band, which includes a talking cat and an expert assassin. This visit has several aims, one of which concerns the fate of the Master, an author who has written a novel about Pontius Pilate and is now in a mental hospital. By turns satiric, fantastic and ironically philosophical, The Master and Margarita constantly surprises and entertains as the action switches back and forth between twentieth-century Moscow and first-century Jerusalem.
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Classic satireGebruikersrecensie - leore - Overstock.com
In this satire of life in Stalinist Russia during the 1930s the Devil comes to Moscow. Laughoutloud absurdity mixes with serious themes in a hard to describe but wonderfully entertaining novel. I loved this book when I first read it 40 some years ago and on rereading it I love still! Volledige review lezen
Russian Novel for People Afraid of Russian NovelsGebruikersrecensie - Greg L50 - Borders
Alternately hilarious and poignant, this book wickedly satirizes life in the Soviet Union under Stalin. At the same time, it beautifully depicts the creative process in the form of a novel-within-the ... Volledige review lezen