Master and Margarita | Critical Essay by B. V. Sokolov

This literature criticism consists of approximately 26 pages of analysis & critique of Master and Margarita.
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Critical Essay by B. V. Sokolov

SOURCE: Sokolov, B. V. “The Sources for Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita.Soviet Review 30, no. 4 (July-August 1989): 76-96.

In the essay below, Sokolov examines the philosophical underpinnings of The Master and Margarita.

Mikhail Bulgakov's novel The Master and Margarita was written between 1929 and 1940. Although delayed for a quarter of a century, it quickly found a stable place in our life as soon as it was published [for the first publication of the novel see: Moskva, 1966, no. 11; 1967, no. 1]. It is usually classified as a satirical philosophical novel. The satirical element puts it in the same family as such well-known works of the end of the '20s as the novels of I. Il'f and E. Petrov, Twelve Chairs [Dvenadtsat' stul'ev] and The Golden Calf [Zolotoi telenok], but its emphatically philosophical orientation makes it all but...

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