A new translation of one of the most popular satires on the Russian Revolution and Soviet society
Best known for The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov is one of twentieth-century Russia’s most prominent novelists. A Dead Man’s Memoir is a semi- autobiographical story about a writer who fails to sell his novel, then fails to commit suicide. When the writer’s play is taken up for production in a theater, literary success beckons, but he is not prepared to reckon with the grotesquely inflated egos of the actors, directors, and theater managers.
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“The book is gentle in tone if fierce in substance.” –The New York Times Book Review
“Bulgakov is the first magical realist.” -Craig Raine, author of T.S. Eliot
About Mikhail Bulgakov
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. He died impoverished and blind in 1940 shortly… More about Mikhail Bulgakov
Published by Penguin Classics Dec 18, 2007| 208 Pages| ISBN 9780140455144