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Library news

15.05.2023

Dear students!

Section PRO BOOKS to introduce you into the world of classic Russian literature.

May 15th is the birthday of a Russian writer, medical doctor, playwright, theatre director and actor Mikhail Afanasyevich Bulgakov (1891-1940). He is the author of novels, novellas, short stories, plays, film scripts and satirical articles written in 1920s.

We offer for your attention two of Mikhail Bulgakov’s most famous works - “The Master and Margarita” and “Heart of a Dog”.

“The Master and Margarita” is one of the most mysterious novels where fantastical and mystical is mixed with reality. Bulgakov often called it a novel about devil. Its epigraph is a quote by Mephisto from Goethe's “Faust”: “I am part of that power which eternally wills evil and eternally works good.”

Bulgakov, M.A. The Master and Margarita: book to read in English language / M. A. Bulgakov, translated from Russian by. Hugh Aplin . -  St. Petersburg: KARO, 2020. - 544 p. (Russian Modern Prose). - URL : https://www.studentlibrary.ru/ru/book/ISBN9785992514537.html?SSr=07E7050F26344

Satirical novella “Heart of a Dog” is called after the experiment on tralplantation of a dog’s heart into a human body, held by Dr. Preobrazhensky. As a result, the dog has turned into a man.

Bulgakov, M.A. Heart of a Dog (A Monstrous Story): book to read in English language / M. A. Bulgakov, translated from Russian by. Antonina V. Bui. - St. Petersburg: KARO, 2020. - 192 p. (Russian Modern Prose). - URL : https://www.studentlibrary.ru/book/ISBN9785992514391.html

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