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A Dead Man's Memoir: A Theatrical Novelby Mikhail Bulgakov
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A new translation of one of the most popular satires on the Russian Revolution and Soviet society
Best known for The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov is one of twentieth-century Russia's most prominent novelists. A Dead Man's Memoir is a semi- autobiographical story about a writer who fails to sell his novel, then fails to commit suicide. When the writer's play is taken up for production in a theater, literary success beckons, but he is not prepared to reckon with the grotesquely inflated egos of the actors, directors, and theater managers.
"First published as A Theatrical Novel in Russia in 1965, in volume 8 of the journal Novy mir."--T.p. verso.
About the Author
Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940) was a Russian novelist and playwright best known for the novel The Master and Margarita.
Andrew Bromfield has translated works by Boris Akunin, Vladimir Voinovich, Irina Denezhkina, and Victor Pelevin.
Keith Gessen was born in Russia and is a novelist, critic, translator, and cofounder of the literary magazine n + 1. He lives in New York.
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