Heart of a Dog

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Dramatists Play Service Inc, Oct 1, 1988 - Drama - 63 pages
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THE STORY: The action centers on the difficulties encountered by Professor Preobrajansky, an innovative medical practitioner who specializes in sexual rejuvenation (by organ implantation), in his running battle with the management committee of his
 

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Reviews of this book invariably harp on the author's commentary with regard to the Soviet state and the possibility of human/animal transformation. I think this view somewhat misses the point. I've ... Read full review

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Section 1
3
Section 2
4
Section 3
6
Section 4
11
Section 5
13
Section 6
36
Section 7
61
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Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov was a Russian playwright, novelist, and short-story writer best known for his use of humor and satire. He was born in Kiev, Ukraine, on May 15, 1891, and graduated from the Medical School of Kiev University in 1916. He served as a field doctor during World War I. Bulgakov's association with the Moscow Art Theater began in 1926 with the production of his play The Days of the Turbins, which was based on his novel The White Guard. His work was popular, but since it ridiculed the Soviet establishment, was frequently censored. His satiric novel The Heart of a Dog was not published openly in the U.S.S.R. until 1987. Bulgakov's plays including Pushkin and Moliere dealt with artistic freedom. His last novel, The Master and Margarita, was not published until 1966-67 and in censored form. Bulgakov died in Moscow on March 10, 1940.

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