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Notes on the Cuff

Mikhail Bulgakov

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ISBN 13: 9781590205068
Trim Size: 5 x 7 1/2
Paperback
Overlook
10/25/11

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The stories collected here, available for the first time in paperback, represent a sampling of the prose that first established Bulgakov as a major figure in the literary renaissance of Moscow in the 1920s, long before he became known as an influential playwright and novelist. The centerpiece of this collection is the long story “Notes on the Cuff,” a comically autobiographical account of how the tenacious young writer managed to begin his literary career despite famine, typhus, civil war, the wrong political affiliation, and the Byzantine Moscow bureaucracy. This stylistically brilliant work was only partially published during Bulgakov’s lifetime due to censorship but was immediately recognized by the literati as an important work.



MIKHAIL BULGAKOV (1891--1940) burst onto the world literary scene in the 1960s with the posthumous publication of The Master and Margarita, and his work has continued to enjoy tremendous literary success throughout the world.



“One of the truly great Russian novels of [the twentieth] century.”--New York Times Book Review

“The book is by turns hilarious, mysterious, contemplative, and poignant . . . A great work.”--Chicago Tribune

“Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita is a soaring, dazzling novel; an extraordinary fusion of wildly disparate elements. It is a concerto played simultaneously on the organ, the bagpipes, and a pennywhistle, while someone sets off fireworks between the players’ feet.”--New York Times

“Fine, funny, imaginative . . . The Master and Margarita stands squarely in the great Gogolesque tradition of satiric narrative.”--Newsweek

“A wild surrealistic romp . . . Brilliantly flamboyant and outrageous.”--Joyce Carol Oates

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