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White Guard Paperback – May 5, 2009
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Yet even if Stalin allowed the performance, the press was unforgiving, allowing only three good reviews out of a total of 301 in six years, some of them bluntly calling the bourgeois hero Aleksei a "son of a b..." or the author a "senile dog"!!
-Yet Bulgakov continued to do exactly as he pleased, and he continued writing his "blasphemous" satires on Stalinism -in THE MASTER AND MARGARITA we see the Devil himself arrive in Stalinist Russia to try to "sort it out"-, while at the same time he kept sending agonic letters to Stalin in which he complained about not receiving the royalties due for his work... Indeed, when he eventually asked permission to migrate, Stalin offered him a job!
Hopefully.. knowing about the courageous spirit of the author and the peculiar friendship this story kindled between Stalin and his least disciplined subject will make people more interested to read it. ...
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A transcendent writer. Also read his masterpiece, "Master And Margarita."Published 20 days ago by SRF
An excellent picture of life in Kiev during the turbulent time between the Great War and the Revolution - a short period of Ukrainian independence. Most relevant to recent events.Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
Mikhail Bulgakov depicts the fond familial nature of pre-revolutionary Russian intelligentsia society (but in Kiev, Ukraine) where there was a real sense of belonging, of art and... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Geoff Crocker
I ordered this for my daughter. This book was exactly as it had been represented and arrived in a timely fashion.Published 20 months ago by Karen Riess-Higgins