My rating: 3 of 5 stars
What to say about this book?
Bulgakov started to write this book in 1929. However, since he didn’t believe in his future as a russian novelist, he simply burned the manuscript in 1930. A second draft was written in 1936 and the final version was completed only in 1940 just before his death.
The plot comprises two stories: in the first one, Voland who is visited by the Devil; the second one is the re-creation tale of Christ facing his tormentor Pontius Pilate in a trial.
Several dramatizations were made based on this book: Pilatus und andere – Ein Film für Karfreitag (1972), directed by Andrzej Wajda, Il maestro e Margherita (1972), Master i Margarita (1994) and Mistrz i Malgorzata (1990).
- Samantha’s #CBR4 review #13: The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov (cannonballread4.wordpress.com)
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- Manuscripts Don’t Burn: Mikhail Bulgakov – A Life in Letters and Diaries by JAE Curtis – review (guardian.co.uk)
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