Heart of a Dog

Author(s): Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov; Andrey Kurkov (Introduction by); Michael Glenny (Translator)

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"WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY ANDREY KURKOV A rich, successful Moscow professor befriends a stray dog and attempts a scientific first by transplanting into it the testicles and pituitary gland of a recently deceased man. A distinctly worryingly human animal is now on the loose, and the professor's hitherto respectable life becomes a nightmare beyond endurance. An absurd and superbly comic story, this classic novel can also be read as a fierce parable of the Russian Revolution."

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A superb comic masterpiece and fierce parable of the Russian Revolution by the author of The Master and Margarita.

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780099529941
  • : penguin random house
  • : Arrow
  • : April 2009
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov; Andrey Kurkov (Introduction by); Michael Glenny (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : 144