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A dead man's memoir : a theatrical novel

Author: Mikhail Bulgakov; Andrew Bromfield
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin, 2007.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sergei Maksudov has failed as a novelist and made a farce of a suicide attempt, but only after a surprise break as a playwright on the Moscow stage does his turmoil truly begin. Thrown uncomprehending into theatre life, he soon sees his beloved play dragged into chaos by inflated egos, jealous critics, literary double-dealers, communist censors and insanely bad acting. -- Cover p. [4].
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Genre/Form: Satire
Fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bulgakov, Mikhail, 1891-1940.
Dead man's memoir.
London ; New York : Penguin, 2007
(OCoLC)664316638
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mikhail Bulgakov; Andrew Bromfield
ISBN: 9780140455144 0140455140
OCLC Number: 124025268
Language Note: Translated from the Russian.
Notes: "First published as A Theatrical Novel in Russia in 1965, in volume 8 of the journal Novy mir."--Title page verso.
Translated from the Russian.
Description: xxiv, 174 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Teatralʹnyĭ roman.
Responsibility: Mikhail Bulgakov ; translated and edited with notes by Andrew Bromfield with an introduction by Keith Gessen.

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A semi-autobiographical story of a writer who fails to sell his novel and fails to commit suicide. When his play is taken up by the theatre, literary success beckons, but he has reckoned without the  Read more...

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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"

 
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