WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY ANDREY KURKOV
A rich, successful Moscow professor befriends a stray dog and attempts a scientific first by transplanting into it the testicles and pituitary gland of a recently deceased man. A distinctly worryingly human animal is now on the loose, and the professor's hitherto respectable life becomes a nightmare beyond endurance. An absurd and superbly comic story, this classic novel can also be read as a fierce parable of the Russian Revolution.
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The story of a scroungy mongrel named Sharik who is transformed by a Soviet scientist into a vulgar, Engels-spouting apparachik whose government mission is to purge the city of cats. Other books by Bulgakov include "The Master and Margarita".Review:
"As high-spirited as it is pointed. Unlike so much satire, it has a splendid sense of fun" ( Irish Times)
"A marvellous writer" (Michael Frayn)
"Bulgakov here assaults the dour utilitarian lives of Soviet citizens with a defiant, boisterous display of nonsense" ( The Times)
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