THE UNBANNED BOOK CLUB at Books Inc. Pruneyard

Cover photo of The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

Join The Unbanned Book Club at Books Inc. Pruneyard to discuss The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov!


The acclaimed, bestselling translation of Mikhail Bulgakov's masterwork, an undisputed classic of Russian and world literature

“A soaring, dazzling novel” (New York Times), the acclaimed, bestselling translation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s masterwork, an undisputed classic of Russian and world literature.
 
An 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 The novel’s vision of Soviet life in the 1930s is so ferociously accurate that it could not be published during its author’s lifetime and appeared only in a censored edition in the 1960s. Its truths are so enduring that its language has become part of the common Russian speech.
 
One 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 to literally go to hell for him.
 
What ensues is a novel of inexhaustible energy, humor, and philosophical depth, a work whose nuances splendidly emerge in Diana Burgin and Katherine Tiernan O’Connor’s superb English translation, with an afterword and extensive commentary by Ellendea Proffer Teasley.

 

Event date: 
Sunday, May 26, 2024 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Pruneyard
1875 S Bascom Ave #600
Campbell, CA 95008
............
Books: 
Staff Pick Badge
The Master and Margarita By Mikhail Bulgakov, Diana Burgin (Translated by), Katherine Tiernan O'Connor (Translated by), Ellendea Proffer (Introduction and notes by) Cover Image
By Mikhail Bulgakov, Diana Burgin (Translated by), Katherine Tiernan O'Connor (Translated by), Ellendea Proffer (Introduction and notes by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781419756504
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Please allow up to 48-hours for Curbside Pickup orders to be processed.
Published: The Overlook Press - September 28th, 2021