The Master and Margarita PDF by Mikhail Bulgakov

The Master and Margarita PDF by Mikhail Bulgakov

The Master and Margarita

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 Yeshu 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

Title : The Master and Margarita
Author :  Mikhail Bulgakov
Language : English
Isbn : 0140455469
Format : Paperback
Pages : 412 pages

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