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The Heart Of A Dog  : Vintage Classics - Mikhail Bulgakov

The Heart Of A Dog

Vintage Classics

By: Mikhail Bulgakov, Andrey Kurkov (Introduction by), Michael Glenny (Translator)

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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

ISBN: 9780099529941
ISBN-10: 0099529947
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: June 2009
Dimensions (cm): 19.0 x 13.2  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.11