Author(s): Mikhail Afanas?evich Bulgakov
Introduction by Simon Franklin; Translation by Michael Glenny
"A wild surrealistic romp. . . . Brilliantly flamboyant and outrageous." --Joyce Carol Oates, "The Detroit News" "This dark, absurd, and subversive treasure lay hidden for many years, even after Bulgakov's death, such was the fear of reprisal for such a pointed, authentic stab at life under the tyrannical malevolence of Uncle Joe and the withering Soviet climate of the time." --Johnny Depp, "My Essentials" in "Entertainment Weekly's" "Best of the Decade" issue (December 11, 2009) "Fine, funny, imaginative . . . . The Master and Margarita stands squarely in the great Gogolesque tradition of satiric narrative." --Saul Maloff, "Newsweek" "The book is by turns hilarious, mysterious, contemplative and poignant. . . . A great work." --"Chicago Tribune" "Magnificent . . . a gloriously ironic gothic masterpiece . . . had me rapt with bliss." --Patrick McGrath, "Guardian" (UK) "Funny, devilish, brilliant satire . . . It's literature of the highest order and . . . it will deliver a full measure of enjoyment and enlightenment." --"Publishers Weekly" "A rich, funny, moving and bitter novel . . . . Vast and boisterous entertainment." --"The New York Times" "A classic of twentieth-century fiction." --"The New York Times Book Review"