Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
During his life, Mikhail Bulgakov had a great deal of trouble getting his work published because it was viewed as anti-Soviet. It wasn't until after his death that many of Bulgakov's works were published, of which he received international recognition. His most lauded work is The Master and Margarita. This lesson discusses the author of Heart of a Dog, Mikhail Bulgakov.
1) Library research: Have students research the author, Mikhail Bulgakov. Explore the other works he has written, as well as his background. Take a look at interviews, articles and critiques to gain information on his writing and where Heart of a Dog fits in with his other novels.
2) Presentation: Have students get into pairs and prepare a presentation, using their research on Bulgakov and his canon. Have each group read an excerpt from different novels, short stories and plays written by Bulgakov during their presentation...
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