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A Country Doctor's Notebook By Mikhail Bulgakov

A Country Doctor's Notebook

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TRANSLATED BY MICHAEL GLENNY

With the ink still wet on his diploma, the twenty-five-year-old Dr Mikhail Bulgakov was flung into the depths of rural Russia which, in 1916-17, was still largely unaffected by such novelties as the motor car, the telephone or electric light.

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A Country Doctor's Notebook by Mikhail Bulgakov

TRANSLATED BY MICHAEL GLENNY

With the ink still wet on his diploma, the twenty-five-year-old Dr Mikhail Bulgakov was flung into the depths of rural Russia which, in 1916-17, was still largely unaffected by such novelties as the motor car, the telephone or electric light. How his alter-ego copes (or fails to cope) with the new and often appalling responsibilities of a lone doctor in a vast country practice - on the eve of Revolution - is described in Bulgakov's delightful blend of candid realism and imaginative exuberance.

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Stories as keen and bright as a scalpel... Courage shines from every angle of this profoundly human collection by the greatest of modern Russian writers * Sunday Times *
A marvellous writer -- Michael Frayn
The oil lamps of his little provincial hospital seemed to him a lonely beacon which symbolised the battle between light and darkness... These straighforward yet extraordinary sketches gain their strength from also being the account of a young man's growth. One begins to see that he became a novelist not because he had material but because he was storing up passion and temperament -- V.S. Pritchett * New Statesman *
Wryly funny and fascinating * Sunday Times *
Blizzards blow, wolves run loose in the forests, the doctor duels with Death, who is never satisfied * Harpers & Queen *

About Mikhail Bulgakov


Mikhail Bulgakov (1891 - 1940) was born and educated in Kiev where he graduated as a doctor in 1916. He rapidly abandoned medicine to write some of the greatest Russian literature of this century. After a lifetime at odds with the stultifying Soviet regime, he died impoverished and blind in 1940, shortly after completing his masterpiece, The Master and Margarita. None of his major fiction was published during his lifetime.

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GOR003231993
A Country Doctor's Notebook by Mikhail Bulgakov
Mikhail Bulgakov
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2010-01-07
160
0099529564
9780099529569
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