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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exclaimed the young man in quivering tones, twisting the copy in his hands, 'It's a
splendid issue, but Ilya Ivanovich, I must say in all frankness that we, the readers,
fail to understand how a man of your taste could have printed that piece by ...
A Theatrical Novel Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov. three scratch-marks under his
eyes. The boy was quietly hiccupping at regular intervals and was followed by a
fat, flustered woman. 'Pfui, Alyosha!' she exclaimed with a German accent. 'Hello
Mm? In the dress circle, maybe? Could you, dear?' 'Your dressmaker?' asked
Phil, looking at her with his all- comprehending eyes. 'You are beastly!' exclaimed
the lady. 'Why do you think she's my dressmaker? She's the widow of a professor
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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