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Heart of a Dog - Mikhail Bulgakov, Mirra Ginsburg
Heart of a Dog
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This hilarious, brilliantly inventive novel by the author of The Master and Margarita tells the story of a scroungy Moscow mongrel named Sharik. Thanks to the skills of a renowned Soviet scientist and the transplanted pituitary gland and testes of a petty criminal, Sharik is transformed into a... show more
This hilarious, brilliantly inventive novel by the author of The Master and Margarita tells the story of a scroungy Moscow mongrel named Sharik. Thanks to the skills of a renowned Soviet scientist and the transplanted pituitary gland and testes of a petty criminal, Sharik is transformed into a lecherous , vulgar man who spouts Engels and inevitably finds his niche in the bureaucracy as the government official in charge of purging the city of cats.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780802150592 (0802150594)
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 123
Edition language: English
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philoSophie
philoSophie rated it
4.0 The Heart of a Dog
The witty and satirical mood of the book is tangible. Whilst similar to the themes of Frankenstein, The heart of a dog not only deals with eugenics, but is a satire in its purest form. Bulgakov's work criticizes the communist creation of the new Soviet man and highlights the inconsistencies of the s...
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it
3.5 The heart & stomach of a man
Philip Philipovich, surgeon, reproductive expert and refined borgeois gentleman, makes the grievous error of transplanting a human pituitory gland and testicles into a mongrel he has enticed with a piece of sausage. The dog is unexpectedly transformed into a human, taking on the unprepossessing dogg...
Anya's Books
Anya's Books rated it
3.0 Heart of a Dog
I really enjoy Bulgakov's stories but I think I don't like his writing style. The "I think" is because I depend on the interpreters skill at bringing works of Russian literary fiction to life in the English language - not an easy task. I also wonder if dark satire is really my thing. I like Vonnegut...
nataliya
nataliya rated it
5.0 Heart of a Dog
"The whole horror of the situation is that he now has a human heart, not a dog's heart. And about the rottenest heart in all creation!" The recipe for success a la Bulgakov: # Take a street dog, hungry and flea-ridden and wickedly smart (yes, he can even read - you gotta do that to survive on th...
Edward
Edward rated it
5.0 A Dog's Heart
ChronologyIntroductionA Note on the TextFurther Reading--A Dog's HeartNotes
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