The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov
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The Master and Margarita

Updated: 7 Sep 2020
Moscow, 1929: a city that has lost its way amid corruption and fear, inhabited by people who have abandoned their morals and forsaken spirituality. But when a mysterious stranger arrives in town with a bizarre entourage that includes a giant talking cat and a fanged assassin, all hell breaks loose. Among those caught up in the strange and inexplicable events that transpire in the capital are the Master, a writer whose life has been destroyed by Soviet repression, and his beloved Margarita. Their adventures reveal a story that began two thousand years ago in ancient Jerusalem -- and its resolution will decide their fate. Translated by Michael Karpelson.
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3 years ago
What's a book that positively shaped you? The Master and Margarita.
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Entrepreneur
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over 2 years ago
Just left the Spasso House. So beautiful. The ball in one of my favorite books, The Master and Margarita, is based around a ball there!
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Entrepreneur
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almost 2 years ago
"The devil shows up in Stalinist Russia, [...] and gives everybody what they want, and everything goes haywire." - Peter Thiel
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Actress
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almost 3 years ago
I know it's about censorship, the death of Christ and it's about the brightest mind, and imagination, and love, but it's also very sexy. (36 m 00 s)
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over 1 year ago
Considered both the best Russian novel of the 20th century and the best piece of Soviet-era criticism and satire, it took 20 years for this book to be published uncensored. And even then, it was after the author had died.
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over 2 years ago
This dark, absurd, and subversive treasure lay hidden for many years, even after Bulgakov’s death, such was the fear of reprisal for such a pointed, authentic stab at life under the tyrannical malevolence of Uncle Joe and the withering Soviet climate of the time.
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