Bulgakov's Master and Margarita (19115)

Tuesday, October 22, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

$45.00 (10% off for members)

The Master and Margarita, a dark comedy by Mikhail Bulgakov, is one of the most significant novels of the 20th century. It’s a synthesis of Faust, a bit of Don Quixote and  a lot of Gogol. The idea: the Devil comes to Moscow in the 1930s, roughly at the times of the Moscow Trials. Confronting non-believes, he demonstrates the undeniable fact of his existence. The two-hour class will focus on the novel’s role as a catalyst of religious thought in the USSR. Its publication, long after Bulgakov’s death, during Khrushchev’s “thaw,” can be seen as the beginning of spiritual rebirth, both Christian and Jewish. The class will bring together an analysis of the novel, its status as the great Moscow novel, its Christian subplot, Its treatment of Stalin and Stalinism—and the milieu into which it was released. Nuances of translation may also be discussed. We will accomplish this during a single two-hour class. Tuesday, October 22, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Master and Margarita (Vintage International) (Paperback) By Mikhail Bulgakov

Paul Goldberg’s debut novel The Yid was published in 2016 to widespread acclaim and named a finalist for both the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the National Jewish Book Award’s Goldberg Prize for Debut Fiction. As a reporter, Goldberg has written two books about the Soviet human rights movement, and has co-authored (with Otis Brawley) the book How We Do Harm, an expose of the U.S. healthcare system. He is the editor and publisher of The Cancer Letter, a weekly publication focused on the business and politics of cancer, and coauthor (with Otis Brawley) of a book about the American healthcare system, How We Do Harm. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and elsewhere, and he has been featured on 60 Minutes20/20, CNN, and NPR. He lives in Washington, DC.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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The Master and Margarita (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679760801
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Published: Vintage - March 19th, 1996