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The Heart of a Dog - Mikhail Bulgakov, Andrey Kurkov, Michael Glenny
The Heart of a Dog
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WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY ANDREY KURKOV. A rich, successful Moscow professor befriends a stray dog and attempts a scientific first by transplanting into it the testicles and pituitary gland of a recently deceased man. A distinctly worryingly human animal is now on the loose, and the professor's... show more
WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY ANDREY KURKOV. A rich, successful Moscow professor befriends a stray dog and attempts a scientific first by transplanting into it the testicles and pituitary gland of a recently deceased man. A distinctly worryingly human animal is now on the loose, and the professor's hitherto respectable life becomes a nightmare beyond endurance. An absurd and superbly comic story, this classic novel can also be read as a fierce parable of the Russian Revolution.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099529941 (0099529947)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Pages no: 128
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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