Black Snow: A Theatrical Novel
Harvill Press, 1999 - 171 pagina's
When Maxudov's novel, fails, he attempts suicide. When that fails, he dramatizes his novel. To Maxudov's surprise -- and the resentment of literary Moscow -- the play is accepted by the legendary Independent Theater, and Maxudov plunges into a vortex of inflated egos. Each rehearsal, sees more and more sparks flying higher and higher ... and less and less chance of poor Maxudov's play ever being performed. Black Snow is the ultimate backstage novel, and a brilliant satire on Mikhail. Bulgakov's ten-year love-hate relationship with Stanislavsky, Method acting, and the Moscow Arts Theater.
After a lifetime spent struggling against censorship, not least in the theater, Bulgakov died in 1940, not long after completing his masterpiece, The Master and Margarita. None of his major fiction was published during his lifetime.
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BLACK SNOW "A devastating portrait of the theatre as a metaphor for the larger
lunacy beyond" michael billington, Guardian "You have to imagine Shakespeare
retiring to Stratford to do a hatchet job on the Globe, or Sheridan penning a ...
Black Snow is Bulgakov's own story, under a thin but intriguing veil of fiction, of
how he came to write The White Guard and to recast it as the play The Days of
the Turbins. Black Snow was written in the late 1930s. Despite setbacks and the ...
I was trying to save that shot: I wanted people to hear the poignant music of the
accordion on that bridge, to see the blood spreading on the moonlit snow. I
wanted them to see that patch of black snow. That was all. Once again the owl
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - nosajeel - LibraryThing
It is not only a reflection on me that I managed to read 30 or 40 pages of this book before realizing that I had read it before, more than fifteen years ago, translated under the title Black Snow. It is inconceivable that something similar could happen with even the first two paragraphs Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing
Bulgakov knows how to write a fine novel - this one all about the hilariously bizarre and frustrating world of stage plays. It ends very abruptly, but the author was about to die. A shame, but it can be more than excused. A wonderfully funny book. Volledige review lezen