The Master and Margarita
Set in Moscow of the 1920's, this satirical novel recounts the dealings a writer and his mistress have with Satan. The Master and Margarita is a novel by Mikhail Bulgakov, written between 1928 and 1940 but unpublished in book form until 1967. It is woven around a visit by the Devil to the... show more
Set in Moscow of the 1920's, this satirical novel recounts the dealings a writer and his mistress have with Satan. The Master and Margarita is a novel by Mikhail Bulgakov, written between 1928 and 1940 but unpublished in book form until 1967. It is woven around a visit by the Devil to the fervently atheistic Soviet Union.
Publish date: 1996-03-19
Pages no: 360
Edition language: English
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, Magical Realism
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...
One hot summer afternoon the devil and his entourage comes to Moscov and wreaks havoc among the literary and artistic upper class. That is the main premise of The Master and Margarita and this book has been an enjoyable tour de force of weirdness. It´s surreal and crazy and incredibly dark in its ...
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov doesn't lend itself to summary, it throws a lot at the reader and keeps you off balance. A summary would probably be more confusing than anything else. Depending on what you have seen or heard, the devil is involved and a cat somehow plays a significant r...
Premier classique russe que je lis, et magnifique découverte. L'histoire est entêtante, puissante, emplie de mystères et de secrets, le texte projette des images plein la tête avec virtuosité. Le côté fantastique de l'histoire est extrêmement bien amené, avec beaucoup d'humour, toujours bien maîtris...
I've finally finished this novel. Don't know why it took me ages to get through, it was absolutely amazing.Firstly, the writing style was my cup of tea, especially plotwise, Bulgakov heavily relied on absurdity and it was mind-blowing. The story itself was such fun and at the same time extremely cha...