The master & Margarita

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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) The underground masterpiece of twentieth-century Russian fiction, Mikhail Bulgakov's THE MASTER AND MARGARITA was written during Stalin's regime and could not be published until many years after its author's death. When the devil arrives in 1930s Moscow, consorting with a retinue of odd associates--including a talking black cat, an assassin, and a beautiful naked witch--his antics wreak havoc among the literary elite of the world capital of atheism. Meanwhile, the Master, author of an unpublished novel about Jesus and Pontius Pilate, languishes in despair in a pyschiatric hospital, while his devoted lover, Margarita, decides to sell her soul to save him. As Bulgakov's dazzlingly exuberant narrative weaves back and forth between Moscow and ancient Jerusalem, studded with scenes ranging from a giddy Satanic ball to the murder of Judas in Gethsemane, Margarita's enduring love for the Master joins the strands of plot across space and time.

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Classic satire

Gebruikersrecensie  - 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

great gift!

Gebruikersrecensie  - maria111 - Overstock.com

This book is very beautiful has hardcover and a supercover. The only thing is the hardcover is red and not blue like on the picture. It even has a golden bookmark!This book is a great gift for Russian classic lovers. Volledige review lezen

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Never Talk to Strangers
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Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940) was born in Kiev, Ukraine, and lived most of his adult life in Stalinist Russia. A journalist, playwright, novelist, and short story writer, he is best known in the West for his novel "The Master and Margarita," Marian Schwartz is a prize-winning Russian translator who recently received her second Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts to translate Olga Slavnikova's newest novel, "2017," She has translated classic literary works by Nina Berberova and Yuri Olesha, as well as Edvard Radzinsky's "The Last Tsar," She lives in Austin, TX.

Diana Lewis Burgin is Professor of Russian and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and an Associate of the Russian Research Centre, Harvard University. She is author of a biography in verse, numerous articles on Russian literature, and a translator of Russian prose and poetry.

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