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The Master and Margarita (Wordsworth Classics) - Mikhail Bulgakov, Michael Karpelson
The Master and Margarita (Wordsworth Classics)
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Translated, with explanatory notes, by Michael Karpelson. Moscow, 1929: a city that has lost its way amid corruption and fear, inhabited by people who have abandoned their morals and forsaken spirituality. But when a mysterious stranger arrives in town with a bizarre entourage that includes a... show more
Translated, with explanatory notes, by Michael Karpelson. Moscow, 1929: a city that has lost its way amid corruption and fear, inhabited by people who have abandoned their morals and forsaken spirituality. But when a mysterious stranger arrives in town with a bizarre entourage that includes a giant talking cat and a fanged assassin, all hell breaks loose. Among those caught up in the strange and inexplicable events that transpire in the capital are the Master, a writer whose life has been destroyed by Soviet repression, and his beloved Margarita. Their adventures reveal a story that began two thousand years ago in ancient Jerusalem - and its resolution will decide their fate. Considered one of the finest creations of Russian literature in the 20th century, The Master and Margarita is an amazing work of fantasy, a love story, a biting satire on Soviet life, and a lot more. Mikhail Bulgakov's last book and crowning achievement, it has been written in secrecy, burned and restored, and banned for decades. Its author, who worked on it until his final days, never saw it in print. This new translation faithfully reproduces the style and idiomatic flow of the text, so that English-speaking audiences may fully enjoy Bulgakov's masterpiece.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781840226577 (1840226579)
Publisher: Wordsworth
Pages no: 418
Edition language: English
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Classics
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Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
2.5 The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov, Michael Glenny 
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...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
4.0 The Master and Margarita
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 ...
Words, Words, Words
Words, Words, Words rated it
4.5 Synthesis, Story, The Master and Margarita
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...
Nithou's Readings
Nithou's Readings rated it
5.0 The Master and Margarita
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...
Prerazmišljavanje
Prerazmišljavanje rated it
4.5 Mihail Bulgakov - Majstor i Margarita
Đavo (u inostranom odelu, što je ruskom čoveku onog doba bilo primamljivo koliko i Faustu Mefistov šešir s perjem) dolazi u Rusiju da dokaže postojanje Boga. Predstavlja se kao istoričar (bavi se istorijom, što će reći storijama, što će reći pričama) što ga, po logici čitanja posle ponoći, u vezu do...
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