9781860466403

The Heart of a Dog

Mikhail Bulgakov; Michael Glenny

ISBN 10: 1860466400 / 1-86046-640-0
ISBN 13: 9781860466403
Publisher: Harvill Pr
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
Mikhail Bulgakov's absurdist parable of the Russian Revolution.

A world-famous Moscow professor-rich, successful, and violently envied by his neighbors-befriends a stray dog and resolves to achieve a daring scientific "first" by transplanting into it the testicles and pituitary gland of a dead man. But the results are wholly unexpected: a distinctly and worryingly human animal is on the loose, and the professor's hitherto respectable life becomes a nightmare beyond endurance.

As in The Master and Margarita, the masterpiece he completed shortly before his death, Mikhail Bulgakov's early novel, written in 1925, combines outrageously grotesque ideas with a narrative of deadpan naturalism. The Heart of a Dog can be read as an absurd and wonderfully comic story; it can also be read as a fierce parable of the Russian Revolution.


Review:
This early novella from Mikhail Bulgakov, published in 1925, already shows the surreal comic genius that later produced The Master and Margarita, the writer's masterpiece. A kind of Frankenstein parable, Heart of a Dog is the story of a stray dog that gains a human intelligence after a prominent Moscow professor transplants human glands into the unfortunate canine's body.

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The Heart of a Dog (ISBN: 1860466400 / 1-86046-640-0)
Mikhail Bulgakov;Michael Glenny
ISBN 10: 1860466400
ISBN 13: 9781860466403
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