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Mikhail Bulgakov's novel The Master and Margarita, set in Stalin's Moscow, is an intriguing work with a complex structure, wonderful comic episodes and moments of great beauty. Readers are often left tantalized but uncertain how to understand its rich meanings. To what extent is it political? Or religious? And how should we interpret the Satanic Woland? This reader's companion offers readers a biographical introduction, and analyses of the structure and the main themes of the novel. More curious readers will also enjoy the accounts of the novel's writing and publication history, alongside analyses of the work's astonishing linguistic complexity and a review of available English translations.

About the Author

J. A. E. Curtis has been exploring the life and works of Mikhail Bulgakov since the 1970s, when The Master and Margarita sensationally appeared for the first time. She teaches Russian Literature at the University of Oxford, and has also published research on Evgenii Zamiatin, and on 21st-century Russian drama.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781644691335
ISBN-10: 1644691337
Publisher: Academic Studies Press
Publication Date: December 17th, 2019
Pages: 194
Language: English
Series: Companions to Russian Literature