Birth date: June 10, 1909
Died: December 26, 2000
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Genre: Folktale / Manners / Hungary / Trickery / Animals Year Published: 1976 Year Read: 2015 Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company I have read many folktales from around the world, but I rarely read folktales that came from Hungary! “Two Greedy Bears” by Mirra Ginsburg along with illustr...
WOW.A brilliant, brilliant masterpiece. Clever and unique and one of a kind.I`m not sure I fully understood it, a bit overwhelming at times and dragged at times too especially the Jesus chapters, the ball and toward the end.But that ending, that damn ending is EPIC.
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...
Comparison of all three translations I read in progress... It will be posted here once it is finished. My review of the novel itself is posted here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/304643397
"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...