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The Master and Margarita This is a romp While reading it I saw somewhere that Salman Rushdie said it was a major influence for him in the writing of The Satanic Verses I have an inkling, unconfirmed at this point, that Gabriel Garc a M rquez and Italo Calvino were also influenced by it Several things about it surprise me No doubt it s loaded with political subtext about Stalin s Russia it was written during the years of the worst crimes of Stalin s regime I speak here of dekulakization, in which some 20 to 50 m This is a romp While reading it I saw somewhere that Salman Rushdie said it was a major influence for him in the writing of The Satanic Verses I have an inkling, unconfirmed at this point, that Gabriel Garc a M rquez and Italo Calvino were also influenced by it Several things about it surprise me No doubt it s loaded with political subtext about Stalin s Russia it was written during the years of the worst crimes of Stalin s regime I speak here of dekulakization, in which some 20 to 50 million people died, many succumbing to cannibalism, and the Moscow show trials so carefully dissected by Robert Conquest in his Th 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 , is about all the history tragedies with points throughout time The man he is describing is the devil 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 , is about all the history tragedies with points throughout time The man he is describing is the devil.The devil is asking for sympathy because he claims the reason he is not to blame is because the devil does not make you do anything He simply sets the stage, which is the nature of his game Look up those points in time You should know most of them from history So Mikhail Bulgakov S Devastating Satire Of Soviet Life Was Written During The Darkest Period Of Stalin S Regime Combining Two Distinct Yet Interwoven Parts One Set In Ancient Jerusalem, One In Contemporary Moscow The Novel Veers From Moods Of Wild Theatricality With Violent Storms, Vampire Attacks, And A Satanic Ball To Such Somber Scenes As The Meeting Of Pilate And Yeshua, And The Murder Of Judas In The Moonlit Garden Of Gethsemane To The Substanceless, Circus Like Reality Of Moscow Its Central Characters, Woland Satan And His Retinue Including The Vodka Drinking Black Cat, Behemoth The Poet, Ivan Homeless Pontius Pilate And A Writer Known Only As The Master, And His Passionate Companion, Margarita Exist In A World That Blends Fantasy And Chilling Realism, An Artful Collage Of Grotesqueries, Dark Comedy, And Timeless Ethical Questions.Though Completed In 1940, The Master And Margarita Wasn T Published In Moscow Until 1966, When The First Part Appeared In The Magazine Moskva It Was An Immediate And Enduring Success Audiences Responded With Great Enthusiasm To Its Expression Of Artistic And Spiritual Freedom. 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 an 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 still holds relevance in today s world From political intrigue and scathing social satire to religious commentary and witch 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 still holds relevance in today s world From political intrigue and scathing social satire to religious commentary and witches on broomsticks, this is one of those rare books that can nestle its way into the deep places of almost any reader s heart Bulgakov lovingly loads each page with semi auto biographical frustrations and sharp irony as he unleashes the powers of hell upon Soviet Moscow.Inspired by the epic Faust in its various forms, notably the opera 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 frightening seven foot transparent man, is seen floating above their heads, but only Berlioz spots it, he s obviously, the edi A poet Homeless , as he calls himself, and a magazine editor, his gruff boss, Berlioz, are having a conversation, in 12 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 unrivalled ode to love and reveled in its delectable burlesque and hilarious scenes It knocked me off my feet and pointed Love leaped out in front of us like a murderer in an alley leap EXTRA EXTRA This review has now been immortalized in audio format Authentic Russian accent and Russian quotes are provided free of charge 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 tw EXTRA EXTRA This review has now been immortalized in audio format Authentic Russian accent and Russian quotes are provided free of charge 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 one from which I ve memorized entire passages This is it, the golden standard, the maste 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 Soviet satires.The novel alternates between two settings The first is 1930s Moscow, where Satan appears at the Patriarch Pond


About the Author: Mikhail Bulgakov

Mikhail Bulgakov was born in Kyiv, Russian Empire today Ukraine on May 15 1891 He studied and briefly practised medicine and, after indigent wanderings through revolutionary Russia and the Caucasus, he settled in Moscow in 1921 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 Art Thea Mikhail Bulgakov was born in Kyiv, Russian Empire today Ukraine on May 15 1891 He studied and briefly practised medicine and, after indigent wanderings through revolutionary Russia and the Caucasus, he settled in Moscow in 1921 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 Art Theatre in 1926, and Flight 1927 , and his satirical treatment of the officials of the New Economic Plan, led to growing criticism, which became violent after the play The Purple Island His later works treat the subject of the artist and the tyrant under the guise of historical characters, with plays such as Moli re, staged in 1936, Don Quixote, staged in 1940, and Pushkin, staged in 1943 He also wrote a brilliant biography, highly original in form, of his literary hero, Moli re, but The Master and Margarita, a fantasy novel about the devil and his henchmen set in modern Moscow, is generally considered his masterpiece Fame, at home and abroad, was not to come until a quarter of a century after his death at Moscow in 1940Detailed VersionMikha l Afanasyevich Bulgakov Russian was the first of six children in the family of a theology professor His family belonged to the intellectual elite of Kyiv Bulgakov and his brothers took part in the demonstration commemorating the death of Leo Tolstoy Bulgakov later graduated with honors from the Medical School of Kyiv University in 1915 He married his classmate Tatiana Lappa, who became his assistant at surgeries and in his doctor s office He practiced medicine, specializing in venereal and other infectious diseases, from 1915 to 1919 he later wrote about the experience in Notes of a Young Doctor He joined the anti communist White Army during the Russian Civil War After the Civil War, he tried unsuccesfully to emigrate from Russia to reunite with his brother in Paris Several times he was almost killed by opposing forces on both sides of the Russian Civil War, but soldiers needed doctors, so Bulgakov was left alive He provided medical help to the Chehchens, Caucasians, Cossacs, Russians, the Whites, and the Reds.In 1921, Bulgakov moved to Moscow There he became a writer and became friends with Valentin Katayev, Yuri Olesha, Ilya Ilf, Yevgeni Petrov, and Konstantin Paustovsky Later, he met Mikhail Zoschenko, Anna Akhmatova, Viktor Ardov, Sergei Mikhalkov, and Kornei Chukovsky Bulgakov s plays at the Moscow Art Theatre were directed by Stanislavsky and Vladimir Nemirovich Danchenko Bugakov s own way of life and his witty criticism of the ugly realities of life in the Soviet Union caused him much trouble His story Heart of a Dog 1925 is a bitter satire about the loss of civilized values in Russia under the Soviet system Soon after, Bulgakov was interrogated by the Soviet secret service, OGPU After interrogations, his personal diary and several unfinished works were confiscated by the secret service His plays were banned in all theaters, which terminated his income Destitute, he wrote to his brother in Paris about his terrible life and poverty in Moscow Bulgakov distanced himself from the Proletariat Writer s Union because he refused to write about the peasants and proletariat He adapted Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol for the stage it became a success but was soon banned.He took a risk and wrote a letter to Joseph Stalin with an ultimatum Let me out of the Soviet Union, or restore my work at the theaters On the 18th of April of 1930, Bulgakov received a telephone call from Joseph Stalin The dictator told the writer to fill an employment application at the Moscow Art Theater Gradually, Bulgakov s plays were back in the repertoire of the Moscow Art Theatre But most other theatres were in fear and did not stage any of the Bulgakov s plays for many years.


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