The Master and Margarita: A Critical Companion / Edition 1

The Master and Margarita: A Critical Companion / Edition 1

by Laura Weeks, Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810112124

ISBN-13: 9780810112124

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Northwestern University Press and the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) are pleased to announce the establishment of a new series of critical companions to Russian literature. Under the direction of the AATSEEL Publications Committee, leading scholars will edit volumes intended to introduce classics of Russian literature…  See more details below

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Northwestern University Press and the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) are pleased to announce the establishment of a new series of critical companions to Russian literature. Under the direction of the AATSEEL Publications Committee, leading scholars will edit volumes intended to introduce classics of Russian literature to both teachers and students at the high school and undergraduate levels. Each volume will open with the volume editor's general introduction discussing the work in the context of the writer's oeuvre as well as its place within the literary tradition. The introductory section will also include considerations of existing translations and of textual problems in the original Russian. The following sections will contain several informative and wide-ranging articles by other scholars; primary sources and other background material - letters, memoirs, early reviews, maps; and annotated bibliographies. Combining the highest order of scholarship with accessibility, these critical companions will illuminate the great works of Russian literature and enhance their appreciation by both teachers and students.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810112124
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
AATSEEL
Edition description:
1
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
"What I Have Written, I Have Written"3
M. Bulgakov's Novel The Master and the Margarita73
The Master and Margarita in Recent Criticism84
Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita: Genre and Motif98
Beyond Parody: The Goethe Connection113
History as Hippodrome: The Apocalyptic Horse and Rider in The Master and Margarita122
Houses, Homes, and the Rhetoric of Inner Space in Mikhail Bulgakov143
The Mythic Structure of Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita164
Stomaching Philistinism: Griboedov House and the Symbolism of Eating in The Master and Margarita172
Chapter 5 from the First Version of The Master and Margarita "An Interlude at Griboedov's Hut"195
Mikhail Bulgakov and the Red Army's Polo Instructor: Political Satire in The Master and Margarita213
Correspondence Relating to The Master and Margarita227
Selected diary entries from Elena Sergeevna Bulgakov's Diary235
A Note on Translations243

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