The Master And Margarita by Mikhail BulgakovThe Master And Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

The Master And Margarita

byMikhail Bulgakov

Paperback | June 28, 2016

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'Manuscripts don't burn' This ribald, carnivalesque satire - featuring the Devil, true love and a gun-toting cat - was written in the darkest days of the Soviet Union and became an underground sensation. A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.
Mikhail Bulgakov was born in Kiev in May 1891. 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 Arts Theatre in 1926, and Flight (1927), and his satirical treatment of the officials of the New Economic Plan, led to growing cri...
Title:The Master And MargaritaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 7.14 × 4.4 × 0.93 inPublished:June 28, 2016Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241259320

ISBN - 13:9780241259320

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bad Translation Bulgakov's satirical masterpiece deserves to remain a staple in Russian literature, but if you need an English translation, for God's sake, don't pick this up! Pevear and Volokhonsky's brand is literal translation for an "authentic experience," but what readers are left with is clunky prose that looks like it's fresh out of Google Translate. Spend a few more dollars and get the Ginsburg or the Burgin and O'Connor translation (the latter has end-notes).
Date published: 2017-03-16

Editorial Reviews

“One of the truly great Russian novels of [the twentieth] century.” —NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW“The book is by turns hilarious, mysterious, contemplative, and poignant . . . A great work.”—CHICAGO TRIBUNE“Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita is a soaring, dazzling novel; an extraordinary fusion of wildly disparate elements. It is a concerto played simultaneously on the organ, the bagpipes, and a pennywhistle, while someone sets off fireworks between the players’ feet.”—NEW YORK TIMES“Fine, funny, imaginative . . . The Master and Margarita stands squarely in the great Gogolesque tradition of satiric narrative.”—NEWSWEEK “A wild surrealistic romp . . . Brilliantly flamboyant and outrageous.”—Joyce Carol Oates“Sparkling, enchanting, funny, deeply serious and sometimes baffling . . . [The Master and Margarita is] a liberating, exuberant social and political satire combined with a profound moral and political allegory . . . A bravura performance of truly heroic virtuosity, a carnival of the imagination.” —from the Introduction by Simon Franklin