"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
Series: Alma Classics
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st 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