A superb comic masterpiece and fierce parable of the Russian Revolution by the author of The Master and Margarita.
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.
About the Author
MIKHAIL BULGAKOV (1891- 1940) was born and educated in Kiev where he graduated as a doctor in 1916. He rapidly abandoned medicine to write some of the greatest Russian literature of this century. After a lifetime at odds with the stultifying Soviet regime, he died impoverished and blind in 1940, shortly after completing his masterpiece, THE MASTER & MARGARITA. None of his major fiction was published during his lifetime.
"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
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: June 2009
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.11
Edition Number: 1