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Jee_HookedOnBookz
The Master and Margarita | Mikhail Bulgakov
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Loved the characters and the plot! What a ride! Read this quite some time ago but still thinking of Margarita and Woland's retinue! #themasterandmargarita #mikhailbulgakov

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LondElle89
The Master and Margarita | Mikhail Bulgakov
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I've been craving all things Russian lately, so I've decided to pick up Mikhail Bulgakov's novel today. I'm excited to dip into this story. I've heard very good things. To make the reading even more exciting, why not some Russian classical music to play in the background? If you read this book, what were your thoughts? Or do you plan on reading this Ruasian classic?
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#currentlyreading #Russian #russianliterature #mikhailbulgakov

Natasha.C.Barnes Loooooved that book 2y
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ReadingTraveller
The Master and Margarita | Mikhail Bulgakov
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Completely in love with this one. Very dark while being brutally funny; very absurd while brutally honest. The plot is original, the characters amazing, the history surrounding the book obviously very real. Felt sorry for all of the people crossing the devil and suffering for it. Probably going to end up as my top pick for 2017! #mikhailbulgakov #russianliterature #masterandmargarita

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lit.n.shit
The Master and Margarita | Mikhail Bulgakov
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It makes sense that I'm loving this book considering it's one of Patti Smith's favs...lol. #pattismithreadinglist #mikhailbulgakov #themasterandmargarita #currentlyreading

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Moray_Reads
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Mikhail Afansyevich Bulgakov is one of my favourite writers and Curtis has done a wonderful job compiling his letters to provide an excellent picture of his life and character. Censorship hit him hard and his writing is full of frustration and not a little bitterness. He was a complex character and must have been a difficult to live with, wilful, fickle, impulsive and selfish. But a the wry tone of his letters shows recognition of his own flaws 👇

Moray_Reads Through all are the major themes of his life and work, the relationship between power and guilt, the role of art and the artist and his concern about his own stage relationship with the Soviet regime. Julie Curtis provides excellent background information to each section without overwhelming the content with detail. It's a personal glimpse into the life of one of Russia's greatest writers and a wider picture of the precarious position of writers during the Stalinist period 3y
rohit-sawant Fantastic review! 3y
saresmoore Really wonderful review & I love the photo, too! (edited) 3y
Moray_Reads @saresmoore Thank you! They're just a couple of my Master and Margarita related accessories 😁 3y
Moray_Reads @rohit-sawant Thank you! I very much recommend it if you're a Bulgakov fan, it could probably make you into one even if you're not 3y
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Moray_Reads
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My March stats a little late because I managed to squeeze in one more last night. Loved my nonfiction this month but there was some great fiction too.

RachelO Awesome as always! And Spaceman sounds amazing. (edited) 3y
Moray_Reads It really is, I loved it! I hope to see a lot more from Jaroslav Kalfar 3y
sprainedbrain Awesome! 👏👏👏 3y
Reviewsbylola That's amazing! 3y
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saresmoore
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This description sounds like someone else I know in a prominent leadership role...

Hobbinol Seriously! 👍🏻 3y
saresmoore @Hobbinol Always scary, but never surprising. I'm thinking I should read up on Marie Antoinette soon... 3y
Moray_Reads It seems to me like an intellectual inferiority complex for both Stalin and Trump - make those artists crawl and bring them down a peg or two and their creative, critical minds too! 3y
saresmoore @Moray_Reads Yes! Great point! 3y
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saresmoore
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Don't get me wrong, I understand that life in 1920's Moscow was less than ideal, but Bulgakov was, at times, quite the drama queen! Writers. 🙄

Poor Nadya. Between his elaborate requests for source materials and his criticism of the infrequency of her correspondence (not to mention his complaining), Mikhail's sister had to put up with a lot!

batsy "Your deceased brother" lmao 3y
Moray_Reads Particularly since he seems to be a very irregular correspondent himself! 3y
LauraBeth That is a LOT in one sentence 😀 sold a story, went to the soviet doc in the box and my knees are shot but I did mange to go to Pier One and get some pretty things! 3y
saresmoore @LauraBeth BAHAHAHA! 3y
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Evening plans.

TheLibrarian Looks like a good evening! 3y
Laura317 Jealous! I have a basketball game background complete with yelling hubby. He thinks the refs can hear him. 😂🙄🙉 3y
saresmoore @TheLibrarian And look! I found a real, grown-up wine glass! 🍷 3y
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saresmoore @Laura317 Oof. I have been there! Nobody can be as bad as my Uncle Cecil, though. He's mostly deaf and mostly blind, but that doesn't stop him yelling at the refs AND players! 3y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
LauraBeth That looks like it was a wonderful evening! 3y
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Moray_Reads
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My favourite letters are the ones between Bulgakov and Zamyatin ❤
@saresmoore @vivastory @bitterbear @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled

saresmoore Eep! I need to get to these! 3y
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