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Mikhail Bulgakov
Mikhail Bulgakov was born in Kiev in Ukraine in May 1891. He studied and briefly practised medicine and, after indigent wanderings through revolutionary Russia and the Caucasus, he settled in Moscow in 1921. His sympathetic portrayal of White characters in his stories, in the plays The Days of... show more
Mikhail Bulgakov was born in Kiev in Ukraine in May 1891. He studied and briefly practised medicine and, after indigent wanderings through revolutionary Russia and the Caucasus, he settled in Moscow in 1921. His sympathetic portrayal of White characters in his stories, in the plays The Days of the Turbins (The White Guard), which enjoyed great success at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1926, and Flight (1927), and his satirical treatment of the officials of the New Economic Plan, led to growing criticism, which became violent after the play The Purple Island. His later works treat the subject of the artist and the tyrant under the guise of historical characters, with plays such as Molière, staged in 1936, Don Quixote, staged in 1940, and Pushkin, staged in 1943. He also wrote a brilliant biography, highly original in form, of his literary hero, Molière, but The Master and Margarita, a fantasy novel about the devil and his henchmen set in modern Moscow, is generally considered his masterpiece. Fame, at home and abroad, was not to come until a quarter of a century after his death at Moscow in 1940.
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Birth date: 1891-05-15
Died: 1940-03-10
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What I am reading rated it 1 month ago
This is definitely the literary groundwork for Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita in which the author tried exploring the major themes of his later masterpiece. 
I remember when we had to read Master and Margarita at University and everybody in my course was crazy about how amazing, extraordinary and o...
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What I am reading rated it 1 month ago
Роковые яйца is an early novella by Bulgakov that can be categorised somewhere between magic realism and science fiction. The plot moves at a quick pace, it is witty and funny and filled with great and overall likeable characters out of whom I quickly fell in love with Pankrat.Bulgakov clearly inten...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 1 year ago
Mikhail Bulgakov must have had a thing for cats. He’s must have been like the Russian Edward Gorey or something because there are cats in this book. Satan, however, is of a different from than cat in this book. If Satan is in this book, he is the powers that control ...
XOX
XOX rated it 2 years ago
Amazing that this is written in 1924. A professor accidentally found a growth rate. The resulting egg would grow faster and then would continue to grow fast even without further exposure to this ray. The professor has to give credit to the person who built the lab in order to get published. ...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 3 years ago
inspired "Sympathy for the Devil"Finally getting to it now that Veronica is spending the summer learning Russian.*** Ban the book; build the buzz. Had it not been suppressed for forty years it wouldn't have become internationally famous. It's a bit of a mess. There's the love story of the Master...
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