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Author: Andrew Bromfield,Mikhail Bulgakov
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Title: A Dead Man's Memoir: A Theatrical Novel (Penguin Classics)
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Publisher: Penguin Classics; Penguin Classics edition (December 18, 2007)
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A Dead Man's Memoir: A Theatrical Novel (Penguin Classics) by Andrew Bromfield,Mikhail Bulgakov



Mikhail Bulgakov (1891?1940) was a doctor, novelist, playwright, short-story writer, and assistant director of the Moscow Arts Theater. Series: Penguin Classics. I bought it, loved the book and became tremendously curious about his other works. A Dead Man's Memoir: A Theatrical Novel" is a considerably less bizarre and absurd work

By Mikhail Bulgakov Translated by Andrew Bromfield. By Mikhail Bulgakov Translated by Andrew Bromfield. Category: Literary Fiction Fiction Classics Historical Fiction. About A Dead Man’s Memoir. A new translation of one of the most popular satires on the Russian Revolution and Soviet society. Best known for The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov is one of twentieth-century Russia’s most prominent novelists. A Dead Man’s Memoir is a semi- autobiographical story about a writer who fails to sell his novel, then fails to commit suicide. People Who Read A Dead Man’s Memoir Also Read. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

A Dead Man's Memoir is a l story about a writer who fails to sell his novel, then fails to commit suicide. When the writer's play is taken up for production in a theater, literary success beckons, but he is not prepared to reckon with the grotesquely inflated egos of the actors, directors, and theater managers. Russian Fiction (1917-1945).

Mikhail Bulgakov called 1929 his & of catastrophe. Truly, things were not going well for the Russian novelist and playwright. A Dead Man's Memoir: A Theatrical Novel.

Home A Dead Man's Memoir: A Theatrical Novel. Download Cover Image. This is Bulgakov's l 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 grotesquely inflated egos of the actors, directors and theatre managers.

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A Dead Man's Memoir: A Theatrical Novel, translated by Andrew Bromfield. London: Penguin, 2007. Contains Adventures of Chichikov. A Country Doctor's Notebook, translated by Michael Glenny, London: Collins-Harvill, 1975, 1990, 1995. Diaboliad and Other Stories. The Early Plays of Mikhail Bulgakov, translated by Carl R. Proffer and Ellendea Proffer, Dana Point: Ardis Publishers, 1990, 1995. Peace Plays: Two, selected and introduced by D. Lowe, London: Methuen Drama, 1990. Contains Adam and Eve. Zoya's Apartment: A Tragic Farce in Three Acts, translated by Nicholas Saunders and Frank Dwyer, New York: Samuel French, 1991. Zoyka's Apartment (revised: adaptation of 1929 and 1935 texts), translated and adapted by Nicholas Saunders and Frank Dwyer, Smith and Kraus, 1996.

In Stock - usually despatched within 24 hours. A l story of a writer who fails to sell his novel and fails to commit suicide. Format: Paperback, softback. Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd. Publication Date: 01/10/2007. Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945).

A new translation of one of the most popular satires on the Russian Revolution and Soviet society Best known for The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov is one of twentieth-century Russia's most prominent novelists. A Dead Man's Memoir is a semi- autobiographical story about a writer who fails to sell his novel, then fails to commit suicide. When the writer's play is taken up for production in a theater, literary success beckons, but he is not prepared to reckon with the grotesquely inflated egos of the actors, directors, and theater managers.
Reviews: 5
Inerrace
Bought it for my little brother to read for school. It was in great condition.
digytal soul
This is such a great book that someone such as myself that had no interest in the theater or plays could not put it down. That is because this book is less about theater and more about people and living under oppression. Here is a biography of sorts on how a great work of writing can be buried under the weight of large egos, jealousy, and the soveit system. Yet this book dose not exclusivly apply to a period of time or place, it is made timeless through its superb use of memorable and realistic characters. This novel gives every reader the abailty to feel the pain of having ones best work destroyed before there very eyes and is highly recommened for people that have read any previous works of Bulgakov.
Centrizius
Excellent Buglakov novel; a bit hard to read, as all Buglakov's novel, but well worth it if you are a lover of his works. Excellent price on hard to find classics!! Way to go Amazon!!
Nuadabandis
I have stumbled upon Bulgakov quite recently. I found a dirt-cheap edition of "The Master and Margarita" which sported in the cover a huge cat sitting on a couch smoking a cigarette, drinking whisky and holding a smoking gun. I have a knack for the bizarre and this was as odd and funny as possible. It also helped that I absolutely adore cats. Of course, such things do not usually inform my decisions on what to read, so I researched on the writer and it seemed to me that I would enjoy his work a great deal. It appeared to be as absurd and at the same time deep as is Gogol's best work. I bought it, loved the book and became tremendously curious about his other works.
"A Dead Man's Memoir: A Theatrical Novel" is a considerably less bizarre and absurd work. It concerns Maxudov(a fictional version of Bulgakov himself), a novelist who, upon adapting his failed novel into a play, attracts the interest of the major theatre in his city who is bent on performing it, to which the writer agrees (an agreement that seems to have a very "Faustian" quality to it). Things do not go smoothly however, for Maxudov has to contend with the censor's insistence on changing key scenes,the actors and director's massive egos and the envy of other writers.
Bulgakov employs some brilliant metaficcional devices. The novel that Maxudov adapted as a play is Bulgakov's very own "The White Guard" which in real life was also by him adapted into a play called "The Days Of The Turbins", which in turn was also played in the theatre and achieved significant sucess. Bulgakov also had to struggle with the same difficulties as Maxudov in his life; therefore the novel is extremely autobiographical.
The novel has however, one shortcoming. It is incomplete. Bulgakov interrupted the writing of this novel to complete what would become his masterpiece "the Master And Margarita". However, it is clear that most of what he intended to lampoon and criticize is present in what was written of the novel. Therefore, the fact that it is incomplete takes very little of it's interest, strength and brilliancy. To claim that this novel is pointless to read due to it's incomplete state is to claim the same of many of Kafkas's works. For who would argue that "The Castle" is not worth reading because it was never finished?
Longitude Temporary
Bulgakov creates such a believably pathetic protagonist--ridiculous, pathetic, and contemptable all at once--and dark, Dickensian characters. It's a wonder more people don't read this book in addition to his better known "The Master and Margherita." This is Bulgakov's hidden gem, and it's further proof that he deserves to stand among the other great Russian authors of the 19th and 20th Centuries.

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