The Devil comes to Moscow, but he isn't all bad; Pontius Pilate sentences a charismatic leader to his death, but yearns for redemption; and a writer tries to destroy his greatest tale, but discovers that manuscripts don't burn. Multi-layered and entrancing, blending sharp satire with glorious fantasy, The Master and Margarita is ceaselessly inventive and profoundly moving. In its imaginative freedom and raising of eternal human concerns, it is one of the world's great novels.
"Satisfying Satanic Satire"
Nothing in the whole of literature compares with The Master and Margarita. One spring afternoon, the Devil, trailing fire and chaos in his wake, weaves himself out of the shadows and into Moscow. Mikhail Bulgakov's fantastical, funny, and devastating satire of Soviet life combines two distinct yet interwoven parts, one set in contemporary Moscow, the other in ancient Jerusalem, each brimming with historical, imaginary, frightful, and wonderful characters.
The Master and Margarita is one of the most famous and best-selling Russian novels of the 20th century, despite its surreal environment of talking cats, Satan and mysterious happenings. Naxos AudioBooks presents this careful abridgement of a new translation in an imaginative reading by the charismatic Julian Rhind-Tutt. With War and Peace and Crime and Punishment among the Naxos AudioBooks best-sellers, this too promises to be a front title.
"Definitely the best Russian novel"
When a respected surgeon decides to transplant human body parts into a stray dog, he creates a monster - drunken, profligate, aggressive and selfish. It seems the worst aspects of the donor have been transplanted as well. As his previously well-regulated home descends into riotous chaos, the doctor realises he will have to try to reverse the operation; but the dog isn't so keen....
"A fine piece of art!"
One of Mikhail Bulgakov's most beloved stories for its dark humour and biting stature, featuring a stray dog named Sharik who takes human form as a slovenly and narcissistic incarnation of the New Soviet Man. The novel has become a cultural phenomenon in Russia, known and discussed by people of all ages and generations. Read in Russian by Boris Plotnikov.
The White Guard is less famous than Mikhail Bulgakov's comic hit, The Master and Margarita, but it is a lovely book, though completely different in tone. It is set in Kiev during the Russian revolution and tells a story about the war's effect on a middle-class family (not workers). The story was not politically correct and thereby contributed to Bulgakov's lifelong troubles with the Soviet authorities. It was, however, well-loved, and the novel was turned into a successful play at the time of its publication in 1967. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.
Mihail Afanas'evich Bulgakov rabotal nad romanom "Master i Margarita" bol'she desyati let: prakticheski do konca zhizni on popravlyal i peresozdaval tekst proizvedeniya. Na ehtom diske predstavlena redakciya, ozaglavlennaya avtorom "Knyaz' t'my". Rannie redakcii romana - ehto unikal'naya vozmozhnost' proniknut' v tvorcheskuyu laboratoriyu velikogo alhimika slova Mihaila Bulgakova i nasladit'sya ego magiey, vnov' vernut'sya v charuyushchiy i tragichnyy mir Mastera i Margarity i, mozhet byt', luchshe ponyat' zamysel pisatelya.
A full-cast dramatization of the classic Russian novel. Satan and his retinue, including a seven foot tall skinny fellow with a pince-nez , an obnoxious cigar smoking black cat and a beautiful naked vampire visit Moscow in the 1920s, taking with them chaos and insanity where ever they go.
"As great as it ought to be"
Verdenskrigen er ved at være forbi. Der har været revolution i Sankt Petersborg, Kiev er besat af tyskerne, og familien Turbins medlemmer - de voksne børn, læger, officerer - forventer at vanviddet skal høre op og er mest tilbøjelige til at opfatte situationen surrealistisk; som en forbigående tilstand. Men udenfor byen ligger adskillige hære: bolsjevikkerne, nationalistlederen Petljura og hans bevæbnede ukrainske bønderkarle, et par anarkisthære og polske rytterarméer.
Material dlja izuchenija russkoj literatury v 10 klasse. 17 hudozhestvennyh proizvedenij dany v kratkom izlozhenii (annotirovannyj vid) v audioforme.
Mihail Afanas'evich Bulgakov rabotal nad romanom, vyshedshim v svet pod nazvaniem "Master i Margarita", s 1928 po 1940 god, prakticheski do konca zhizni. Za ehto vremya znachitel'no izmenilis' avtorskoe ponimanie proizvedeniya i ego tekst. Na ehtom diske predstavlena rannyaya redakciya znamenitogo romana ("Velikiy kancler") i glavy, pererabotannye pisatelem v 1934-1936 gg.