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A Dead Man's Memoir

A Theatrical Novel

Mikhail Bulgakov - Author

Andrew Bromfield - Translator

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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

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 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