Kindle - The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov - £1.99 @ Amazon
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Kindle - The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov - £1.99 @ Amazon

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The Master and Margarita

Nothing in the whole of literature compares with The Master and Margarita. One spring afternoon, the Devil, trailing fire and chaos in his wake, weaves himself out of the shadows and into Moscow. Mikhail Bulgakov’s fantastical, funny, and devastating satire of Soviet life combines two distinct yet interwoven parts, one set in contemporary Moscow, the other in ancient Jerusalem, each brimming with historical, imaginary, frightful, and wonderful characters. Written during the darkest days of Stalin’s reign, and finally published in 1966 and 1967, The Master and Margarita became a literary phenomenon, signaling artistic and spiritual freedom for Russians everywhere.
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Great thanks! Wanted to read this for ages!
There is another version of this novel in Kindle Unlimited. So if you have KU or free trial of it you can save a couple of pounds!
Edited by: "leanback" 31st Jul
Haven’t read this in years but I remember loving it, so have duly bought this kindle edition to add to the ePile. Thanks OP, heat from me
heat. Read it once, it was great. Now I can't remember why I liked it so much.
Better in Russian, loses a lot in translation
adriandocherty9 m ago

Better in Russian, loses a lot in translation


What if you read all the English translations whilst trying to learn Russian to be able to enjoy the original?

Interesting no translator is listed for this, a good translator can make the world of difference.

This is my favourite book so heat added, I once posted a deal for the book on here and it didn't get too hot. Hopefully this does and more people can get to know about it
Edited by: "OpineDevine" 31st Jul
OpineDevine34 m ago

What if you read all the English translations whilst trying to learn …What if you read all the English translations whilst trying to learn Russian to be able to enjoy the original? Interesting no translator is listed for this, a good translator can make the world of difference.This is my favourite book so heat added, I once posted a deal for the book on here and it didn't get too hot. Hopefully this does and more people can get to know about it


Yes, worth the effort. The book has a lot of below-the-surface satire on the Soviet system and Stalinism, which is really difficult to get across to readers who may not be familiar with that period, including young Russians too by the way.
adriandocherty1 h, 19 m ago

Yes, worth the effort. The book has a lot of below-the-surface satire on …Yes, worth the effort. The book has a lot of below-the-surface satire on the Soviet system and Stalinism, which is really difficult to get across to readers who may not be familiar with that period, including young Russians too by the way.



So other than an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Russian language and its hidden meanings, coupled with an in depth microscopic study of the Stalinist era Russian political and cultural events, is there any danger at we might still enjoy what small pleasures are left for us normal people reading the book
Strathcarnage2 h, 13 m ago

So other than an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Russian language and its …So other than an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Russian language and its hidden meanings, coupled with an in depth microscopic study of the Stalinist era Russian political and cultural events, is there any danger at we might still enjoy what small pleasures are left for us normal people reading the book


Ha ha - yes, of course! Even with only a cursory knowledge of 1950s Moscow, the book is highly enjoyable
adriandocherty21 m ago

Ha ha - yes, of course! Even with only a cursory knowledge of 1950s …Ha ha - yes, of course! Even with only a cursory knowledge of 1950s Moscow, the book is highly enjoyable


Bulgakov died in 1940 so keep the 1930s in mind. The secret police arresting and disappearing people is a key theme.

It has so many layers, the humour and characters (including a gun toting giant cat with arsonist tendencies) can grab you initially and the deeper profound layers are there for future readings in different translations before you then delve deeper and deeper in Russian language and grammar.
adriandocherty1 h, 53 m ago

Ha ha - yes, of course! Even with only a cursory knowledge of 1950s …Ha ha - yes, of course! Even with only a cursory knowledge of 1950s Moscow, the book is highly enjoyable


Whoosh........
Great book
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