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The Master and Margarita

The Master and Margarita

"This books is absolutely chaotic—the type of mania that feels like a stress dream and a party all at once. Bulgakov gives us a master class in satire. Imagine The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy but about Satan popping up all over Moscow."

Maddie C.

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Author Mikhail Bulgakov
Publisher Grove Press
Publication Date 1994-01-13
Section Fiction / All Staff Suggestions / Fiction Suggestions / Maddie C.
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780802130112

Suppressed in the Soviet Union for twenty-six years, Mikhail Bulgakov's masterpiece is an ironic parable of power and its corruption, good and evil, and human frailty and the strength of love. Featuring Satan, accompanied by a retinue that includes the large, fast-talking, vodka drinking black tom cat Behemoth, the beautiful Margarita, her beloved - a distraught writer known only as the Master - Pontius Pilate, and Jesus Christ, The Master and Margarita combines fable, fantasy, political satire, and slapstick comedy into a wildly entertaining and unforgettable tale that is commonly considered one of the greatest novels ever to come out of the Soviet Union. "A wild surrealistic romp.... Brilliantly flamboyant and outrageous."-Joyce Carol Oates, The Detroit News; "Fine, funny, imaginative.... The Master and Margarita stands squarely in the great Gogolesque tradition of satiric narrative."-Saul Maloff, Newsweek; "Funny, devilish, brilliant satire.... It's literature of the highest order and . . . it will deliver a full measure of enjoyment and enlightenment."-Publisher's Weekly; "A rich, funny, moving and bitter novel.... Vast and boisterous entertainment."-The New York Times

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