A Dead Man's Memoir
A Theatrical Novel
ISBN 9780140455144 | 208 pages | 18 Dec 2007 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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A new translation of one of the most popular satires on the Russian Revolution and Soviet society"The book is gentle in tone if fierce in substance."
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.
-The New York Times Book Review
"Bulgakov is the first magical realist."
-Craig Raine, author of T.S. Eliot