The Master and Margarita

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I first read Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita on a balcony of the Hotel Metropole in Saigon on three summer evenings in 1971. The tropical air was heavy and full of the smells of cordite and motorcycle exhaust and rotting fish and wood-fire stoves, and the horizon flared ambiguously, perhaps from heat lightning, perhaps from bombs. Later each night, as was my custom, I would wander out into the steamy back alleys of the city, where no one ever seemed to sleep, and crouch in doorways with the people and listen to the stories of their culture and their ancestors and their ongoing lives. Bulgakov taught me to hear something in those stories that I had not yet clearly heard. One could call it, in terms that would soon thereafter gain wide currency, "magical realism". The deadpan mix of the fantastic and the realistic was at the heart of the Vietnamese mythos. It is at the heart of the present zeitgeist. And it was not invented by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, as wonderful as his One Hundred Years of Solitude is. Garcia Marquez's landmark work of magical realism was predated by nearly three decades by Bulgakov's brilliant masterpiece of a novel. That summer in Saigon a vodka-swilling, talking black cat, a coven of beautiful naked witches, Pontius Pilate, and a whole cast of benighted writers of Stalinist Moscow and Satan himself all took up permanent residence in my creative unconscious. Their presence, perhaps more than anything else from the realm of literature, has helped shape the work I am most proud of. I'm often asked for a list of favorite authors. Here is my advice. Read Bulgakov. Look around you at the new century. He will show you things you need to see.
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subject_facet Allegories, Audiobooks, Authors -- Fiction, Downloadable audio books, Electronic books, Historical fiction, Jerusalem -- Fiction, Mental illness -- Fiction, Moscow (Russia) -- Fiction, Political fiction, Russia -- Fiction, Russian fiction -- 20th century -- Translations into English, Sound recording, Soviet Union -- History -- 1925-1953 -- Fiction, Stalin, Joseph, -- 1878-1953 -- Fiction
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title The Master and Margarita
title_alt Master & Margarita, Master & Margarita., Master i Margarita.
title_display The Master and Margarita
title_full The Master and Margarita, The Master and Margarita / Mikhail Bulgakov ; translated and with notes by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky ; with an introduction by Richard Pevear, The Master and Margarita [compact disc] / Mikhail Bulgakov ; translated by Diana Burgin and Katherine Tiernan O'Connor, The Master and Margarita [electronic resource] / Mikhail Bulgakov ; [translated by Diana Burgin and Katherine Tiernan O'Connor], The master and Margarita [electronic resource]
title_short The Master and Margarita
title_sort master and margarita
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topic Allegories, Authors Fiction, Electronic books, Fiction, Jerusalem Fiction, Literature, Mental illness Fiction, Moscow (Russia) Fiction, Political fiction, Russia Fiction, Soviet Union History 1925-1953 Fiction, Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 Fiction
topic_facet Allegories, Authors, Electronic books, Fiction, History, Literature, Mental illness, Political fiction, Stalin, Joseph
translation English, Russian