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A masterpiece of black comedy by the author of The Master and Margarita. When Maxudov's novel fails, he attempts suicide....

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Details of Black Snow

Exact title of the book
Black Snow
Book author
Mikhail Bulgakov
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
192 pages
Language
English
Published
March 3rd 2005 by Vintage Books
File size (in PDF)
768 kB
Black Snow

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A masterpiece of black comedy by the author of The Master and Margarita. When Maxudov's novel fails, he attempts suicide. When that fails, he dramatizes his novel.

To Maxudov's surprise - and the resentment of literary Moscow - the play is accepted by the legendary Independent Theater, and Maxudov plunges into a vortex of inflated egos. Each rehearsal sees more and more sparks flying higher and higher, and less and less chance of poor Maxudov's play ever being performed. Black Snow is the ultimate backstage novel, and a masterly satire on Mikhail Bulgakov's ten-year love-hate relationship with Stanislavsky, Method acting, and the Moscow Arts Theater.

This title comes with an introduction by Terry Gilliam. After a lifetime spent struggling against censorship, not least in the theater, Bulgakov died in 1940, not long after completing his masterpiece, The Master and Margarita. None of his major fiction was published during his lifetime.