"One of the great classics of medical literature." The Times
In this collection of short stories, drawing heavily from the author's own experiences as a medical graduate on the eve of the Russian Revolution, Bulgakov describes a young doctor's turbulent and often brutal introduction to his practice in the backward village of Muryovo.
Using a sharply realistic and humorous style, Bulgakov reveals his doubts about his own competence and the immense burden of responsibility, as he deals with a superstitious and poorly educated people struggling to enter the modern age. This acclaimed collection represents some of Bulgako's most personal and insightful observations on youth, isolation and progress.
About the Author
Russian novelist and dramatist Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940) is one of the foremost satirists of the twentieth century and most famous for The Master and Margarita.
"One of the great classics of medical literature." THE TIMES "Bulgakov's struggle with the dark Russian winter swirling outside his window symbolizes the lack of experience, loneliness, and the worry of breaking the Hippocratic oath that gnaws at the sleep of junior doctors everywhere." BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL "One of the great writers of the twentieth century." A.S. BYATT
Series: Alma Classics
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 26th July 2012
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 9.9 x 19.3 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1