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White Guard

White Guard

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by Mikhail Bulgakov
     
 

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The setting is Kiev in 1918, a time of revolution, turmoil and civil war. The Germans have occupied the city, Petlyura's Socialists are camped outside awaiting their moment, while the Bolsheviks watch, contemplating their buried armaments. The once wealthy Turbin family are in anguish as their world grows smaller and smaller. Called a modern classic by C. P. Snow,

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The setting is Kiev in 1918, a time of revolution, turmoil and civil war. The Germans have occupied the city, Petlyura's Socialists are camped outside awaiting their moment, while the Bolsheviks watch, contemplating their buried armaments. The once wealthy Turbin family are in anguish as their world grows smaller and smaller. Called a modern classic by C. P. Snow, this novel first appared in 1923, and was banned by Stalin in the '30s.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
"...infused with a pssion for the old city and for its people that catches the reader up in its sweeping intensity....His characters have a classic universality that has kept them alive for half a century."
Newsweek
"...(he) unfurls great fictional canvases conjuring up the atmosphere and beauty of his beloved Kiev (like) Pushkin...but beneath the effulgent lyricism there sounds a chunk of cynicism..Bulgakov's irony is both broad and finely honed."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300148190
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2008
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
509,672
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author


Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940) was born in Kiev, Ukraine, and lived most of his adult life in Stalinist Russia. A journalist, playwright, novelist, and short story writer, he is best known in the West for his novel "The Master and Margarita," Marian Schwartz is a prize-winning Russian translator who recently received her second Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts to translate Olga Slavnikova's newest novel, "2017," She has translated classic literary works by Nina Berberova and Yuri Olesha, as well as Edvard Radzinsky's "The Last Tsar," She lives in Austin, TX.

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