The absurdity of the Stalinist system is inventively mocked, Christ is sympathetically re-examined and over all is a layer of idiosyncratic fantasy. It sounds like a test run for botox. But there is a much darker side. Sue Arnold, The Guardian This novel, considered by many a masterpiece of 20th century Soviet era literature, is complex and many layered.
A huge body of research is devoted to his personality and his implementation of socialist ideas. Yet one particular literary work, insightful and original, provides a unique historical observation of his regime, one that is lacking in most history books. Michail Bulgakov wrote The Master and Margarita between and These were hard years.
Bulgakov, born in in Kiev, was a medical doctor and a surgeon who later became a writer. Having grown up in a family that encouraged humanistic education, he had always been fascinated by literature, music, the theater.
Following this experience he abandoned the medical profession and decided to devote all his time to writing. His best-known work is the imaginative Master and margrita fantastic novel The Master and Margarita.
This masterpiece depicts a most unusual event: Yet even regardless of his theological arguments he is a fascinating character: But he is certainly never dull or boring. He is accompanied by three male assistants and a female one. Behemoth, a huge black cat walking on two legs, can charm anyone to death.
Azazelo, the crudest of the three, a monster-like creature with a fang jutting out of his mouth, can perform any task impartially. This diabolical bunch travels around Moscow, ridiculing various aspects of the communist regime: It is his juxtaposing of Stalin with the devil, the symbol of ultimate evil, as it evolved throughout the generations.
Assuming that evil will always be part of human existence, the question of which is worse — Stalin or the devil — comes up naturally, almost unwittingly. By the end of the novel, the answer is self-evident. The Soviet regime prevented the publication of the book.
Its criticism of the implementation of communist ideas was clear, though party officials may not have grasped just how profound it was.
Yet Stalin himself thought very highly of Bulgakov. He cherished his artistic work and saw to it that he would not suffer physically harm. Bulgakov was not permitted to publish the novel, and his constant requests to be allowed to leave the Soviet Union were refused.
In his desperation he wrote two personal letters to Stalin. His wife was horrified, saying this was tantamount to attempting suicide; people were sentenced to death for much lesser things.
Bulgakov worked almost until his death, dictating the last sentences of the novel to his wife."The Master Project" is dedicated to the 90th Anniversary of Kaisyn Kuliev, the great Balkaro-Russian poet, writer and humanitarian Actor-director-producer Alim Kouliev gathered a group of talented actors enamored with Mikhail Bulgakov's novel "The Master and Margarita and presented them with The Master Project his own stage adaptation of the novel.
THE MASTER AND MARGARITA PROJECT; A web-based multimedia annotation to Bulgakov's Master and Margarita, created by Kevin Moss, Middlebury College. Website on the Russian TV series of "Master and Margarita" (In Russian) Journal Articles.
Bolen, Val. "Theme and Coherence in Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita.". Jan 21, · Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov's classic, The Master and Margarita, ridiculed Soviet leaders and bureaucracy.
It wasn't published until 27 years after his . mě se to jmeno líbí ale znamho až tet a psa mam už 4 roky a menujese miki. The Master and Margarita is a Russian television production of Telekanal Rossiya, based on the novel The Master and Margarita, written by Soviet writer Mikhail Bulgakov between and Vladimir Bortko directed this adaptation and was also its screenwriter.
The Master and Margarita is a novel by Mikhail Bulgakov (–), a Russsian author. It has been called one of the masterpieces of the 20th century. It has .