in Allgemein

Which are the essential Russian novels? Quite a few undeniable contenders come to mind right away: Fathers and SonsCrime and PunishmentWar and PeaceAnna KareninaThe Brothers KaramazovDr. ZhivagoOne Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. But among serious enthusiasts of Russian literature, novels don’t come much less deniable than The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov’s tale of the Devil’s visit to Soviet Moscow in the 1930s. This „surreal blend of political satire, historical fiction, and occult mysticism,“ as Alex Gendler describes it in the