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The Master and Margarita The first complete, annotated English Translation of Mikhail Bulgakov s comic masterpieceAn audacious revision of the stories of Faust and Pontius Pilate, The Master and Margarita is recognized as one of the essential classics of modern Russian literature The novel s vision of Soviet life in the s is so ferociously accurate that it could not be published during its author s lifetime and appeared only in a censored edition in the s Its truths are so enduring that its language has become part of the common Russian speechOne hot spring, the devil arrives in Moscow, accompanied by a retinue that includes a beautiful naked witch and an immense talking black cat with a fondness for chess and vodka The visitors quickly wreak havoc in a city that refuses to believe in either God or Satan But they also bring peace to two unhappy Muscovites one is the Master, a writer pilloried for daring to write a novel about Christ and Pontius Pilate the other is Margarita, who loves the Master so deeply that she is willing literally to go to hell for him What ensues is a novel of in exhaustible energy, humor, and philosophical depth, a work whose nuances emerge for the first time in Diana Burgin s and Katherine Tiernan O Connor s splendid English version back cover


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    This review is dedicated to Mary, the very model of a perfect co moderator and GR friend.Unlocking the Meaning of The Master and MargaritaMikhail BulgakovIn the decades following the publication of The Master and Margarita, myriad critics have attempted to find a key to unlock the meaning of Bulgakov s unfinished masterwork Some viewed the novel as a political roman cle


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    The Master and Margarita, Mikhail BulgakovThe Master and Margarita is a novel by Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov, written in the Soviet Union between 1928 and 1940 during Stalin s regime The story concerns a visit by the devil to the officially atheistic Soviet Union Many critics consider it to be one of the best novels of the 20th century, as well as the foremost of Sov


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    I m staying home from work today, sick to the extreme, and it s only in that unique feverish clarity that comes with illness that I dare to even try to write about this book.This is THE book The one that all the other books are measured against The one that I ve readtimes since I was twelve than the number of books some people I know have read in their entire lives The on


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    The Chicago Tribune wrote The book is by turns hilarious, mysterious, contemplative and poignant, and everywhere full of rich descriptive passages Hilarious and contemplative my ass, CT This book is an interminable slog.Look, here s the deal I get that this book satirizes 1930s Stalinist Russia, and I get that for some this earns The Master and Margarita a place on their


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    Love leaped out in front of us like a murderer in an alley leaping out of nowhere, and struck us both at once As lightning strikes, as a Finnish knife strikes She, by the way, insisted afterwards that it wasn t so, that we had, of course, loved each other for a long, long time, without knowing each other, never having seen each other I experienced this magical novel as an


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    Soviet Ghost StoriesStories, stories, all is stories political stories, religious stories, scientific stories, even stories about stories We live inside these stories Like this one in The Master and Margarita The story that we canor less agree upon we call reality But is it real Story making and telling is what we do as human beings Through stories we create meaning out of t


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    Sympathy for the Devil His name is God Not Lucifer,not Satan,but God Satan is God in a bad mood God in a bad mood lays our souls to waste As heads is tales Just call me LUCIFER cop is to criminal as God is to Lucifer God in a good mood plays games with us What s confusing you is just THE NATURE OF MY GAME This song has a direct tie to the book, the Master and the Margarita ,


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    A poet Homeless , as he calls himself, and a magazine editor, his gruff boss, Berlioz, are having a conversation, in a quiet, nondescript Moscow park, just before the start of the Second World War Drinking, just harmless sodas, and discussing business, ordinary right That s the last time in this novel, it is An apparition appears in the sky, weird and unbelievable, a frighteni


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    Manuscripts don t burn Mikhail Bulgakov, who is no stranger to the pale fire of a burning manuscript, has created a masterpiece of fiction that truly cannot be burned Having been completed, but not fully edited, by the time of Bulgakov s demise, this novel survived Soviet censorship and the test of time to remain one of the foremost Russian novels of the 20th century, and stil


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    More or less a novel, this book is also an allegory Like Moby Dick, there are probably a dozen interpretations that can be given to it The extensive local color comes from Moscow in the early Twentieth Century The author wrote and revised it from 1929 to 1940 The main plot centers around a crowd of Russian literati authors, theater goers and hangers on, particularly one older wo


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