The Vintage Classics Russians Series - sumptuous editions of the greatest books to come out of Russia during the most tumultuous period in its history
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 and Margarita. None of his major fiction was published during his lifetime.
This book is absorbing, brilliant slapstick, and looks deep in to
the heart of fantasy and longing * Sunday Times *
Stunning, superb...Bulgakov is one of the greatest Russian writers, perhaps the greatest * Independent *
A masterpiece - a classic of twentieth-century fiction * New York Times *