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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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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
Edward
Edward rated it
5.0 A Dog's Heart
ChronologyIntroductionA Note on the TextFurther Reading--A Dog's HeartNotes
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