9781860466403

Heart of a Dog

ISBN 10: 1860466400 / 1-86046-640-0
ISBN 13: 9781860466403
Publisher: Harvill Pr
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

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 grand 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 the 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:

"...[T]he story is indeed a cuationary fable on the menace of crude, illiterate, and unprincipled creatures suddenly sexposed to learning and given status and a modicum of power."

Helen Muchnic, New York Review of Books, 7/11/68

 

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