The Master and Margarita (Penguin Modern Classics)

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9780141187792: The Master and Margarita (Penguin Modern Classics)

Written during the darkest period of Stalin's reign and a devastating satire of Soviet life, this novel combines two distinct yet interwoven parts, one set in contemporary Moscow, the other in ancient Jerusalem, each brimming with incident and with historical, imaginary, and wonderful characters.

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One of the truly great Russian novels of [the twentieth] century. NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW The book is by turns hilarious, mysterious, contemplative, and poignant . . . A great work. CHICAGO TRIBUNE Bulgakov s The Master and Margarita is a soaring, dazzling novel; an extraordinary fusion of wildly disparate elements. It is a concerto played simultaneously on the organ, the bagpipes, and a pennywhistle, while someone sets off fireworks between the players feet. NEW YORK TIMES Fine, funny, imaginative . . . The Master and Margarita stands squarely in the great Gogolesque tradition of satiric narrative. NEWSWEEK A wild surrealistic romp . . . Brilliantly flamboyant and outrageous. Joyce Carol Oates Sparkling, enchanting, funny, deeply serious and sometimes baffling . . . [The Master and Margarita is] a liberating, exuberant social and political satire combined with a profound moral and political allegory . . . A bravura performance of truly heroic virtuosity, a carnival of the imagination. from the Introduction by Simon Franklin"

My favorite novel it s just the greatest explosion of imagination, craziness, satire, humor, and heart. Daniel Radcliffe
One of the truly great Russian novels of [the twentieth] century. The New York Times Book Review
By turns hilarious, mysterious, contemplative, and poignant . . . A great work. Chicago Tribune
A soaring, dazzling novel; an extraordinary fusion of wildly disparate elements. It is a concerto played simultaneously on the organ, the bagpipes, and a pennywhistle, while someone sets off fireworks between the players feet. The New York Times
Fine, funny, imaginative . . . The Master and Margarita stands squarely in the great Gogolesque tradition of satiric narrative. Newsweek
A wild surrealistic romp . . . Brilliantly flamboyant and outrageous. Joyce Carol Oates
Beautiful, strange, tender, scarifying, and incandescent . . . One of those novels that, even in translation, make one feel that not one word could have been written differently . . . Margarita has too many achievements to list for one thing, a plot scudding with action and suspense, not exactly a hallmark of Russian literature. . . . This luminous translation [is] distinguished by not only the stylistic elegance that has become a hallmark of Pevear and Volokhonsky translations but also a supreme ear for the sound and meaning of Soviet life. . . . It s time for The Master and Margarita to rise to its rightful place in the canon of great world literature. . . . As literature, it will live forever. Boris Fishman, from the Foreword"

"My favorite novel--it's just the greatest explosion of imagination, craziness, satire, humor, and heart." -- Daniel Radcliffe
"One of the truly great Russian novels of [the twentieth] century." -- The New York Times Book Review
"By turns hilarious, mysterious, contemplative, and poignant . . . A great work." -- Chicago Tribune
"A soaring, dazzling novel; an extraordinary fusion of wildly disparate elements. It is a concerto played simultaneously on the organ, the bagpipes, and a pennywhistle, while someone sets off fireworks between the players' feet." -- The New York Times
"Fine, funny, imaginative . . . The Master and Margarita stands squarely in the great Gogolesque tradition of satiric narrative." -- Newsweek
"A wild surrealistic romp . . . Brilliantly flamboyant and outrageous." -- Joyce Carol Oates
"Beautiful, strange, tender, scarifying, and incandescent . . . One of those novels that, even in translation, make one feel that not one word could have been written differently . . . Margarita has too many achievements to list--for one thing, a plot scudding with action and suspense, not exactly a hallmark of Russian literature. . . . This luminous translation [is] distinguished by not only the stylistic elegance that has become a hallmark of Pevear and Volokhonsky translations but also a supreme ear for the sound and meaning of Soviet life. . . . It's time for The Master and Margarita to rise to its rightful place in the canon of great world literature. . . . As literature, it will live forever." -- Boris Fishman, from the Foreword

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"My favorite novel--it's just the greatest explosion of imagination, craziness, satire, humor, and heart." --Daniel Radcliffe

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