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Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 07/01/2010
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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. 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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099529569
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 117 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"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 *

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“Candid realism meets imaginative exuberance..I couldn't stop laughing”

A country doctor's notebook takes you through the adventures of Bulgakov himself, as a newly qualified doctor posted to a remote village in Russia, to Muryovo hospital..what follows is a hilarious recollection of... More

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