The Master and Margarita: A Critical Companion

The Master and Margarita: A Critical Companion

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Overview

An edited collection, part of the acclaimed AATSEEL Critical Companions series, that guides readers through Mikhail Bulgakov's satirical masterpiece. The introduction places The Master and Margarita and Bulgakov within Russian history and literature, and essays by prominent scholars offer opinion and analysis of the novel's structure, its place in current criticism, its connection to Goethe, and its symbolism and motifs. There is also an abundance of primary source material, including an excerpt from an earlier version of the novel, and related correspondence and diary entries.

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 0.70(d)

About the Author

Laura D. Weeks is an independent scholar and former Acting Chair of the Department of Russian at Wheaton College.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

I. Introduction

"What I Have Written, I Have Written"
Laura D. Weeks

II. Criticism

M. Bulgakov's Novel The Master and Margarita
Andrew Barratt

Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita: Genre and Motif
Ellendea Proffer

Beyond Parody: The Goethe Connection
Andrew Barratt

History as Hippodrome: The Apocalyptic Horse and Rider in The Master and Margarita
David M. Bethea

Houses, Homes, and the Rhetoric of Inner Space in Mikhail Bulgakov
Laura D. Weeks

The Mythic Structure of Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita
Edythe C. Haber

Stomaching Philistinism: Griboedov House and the Symbolism of Eating in The Master and Margarita
Ronald D. LeBlanc

III. Primary Sources

Chapter 5 from the First Version of The Master and Margarita: "An Interlude at Griboedov's Hut"
Marietta Chudakova

Mikhail Bulgakov and the Red Army's Polo Instructor: Political Satire in The Master and Margarita
J. A. E. Curtis

Correspondence Relating to The Master and Margarita

Selected diary entries from Elena Sergeevna Bulgakov's Diary

A Note on Translations

IV. Select Bibliography

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