Notes on the Cuff & Other Stories

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Ardis Publishers, 2011 - Fiction - 223 pages
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The stories collected here, available for the first time in paperback, represent a sampling of the prose that first established Bulgakov as a major figure in the literary renaissance of Moscow in the 1920s, long before he became known as an influential playwright and novelist. The centerpiece of this collection is the long story 'Notes on the Cuff,' a comically autobiographical account of how the tenacious young writer managed to begin his literary career despite famine, typhus, civil war, the wrong political affiliation, and the Byzantine Moscow bureaucracy. This stylistically brilliant work was only partially published during Bulgakov's lifetime due to censorship but was immediately recognized by the literati as an important work.

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User Review  - nosajeel - LibraryThing

(Note, I read the title novella and the first set of stories, but skipped most of the "Feuilletons"). I was excited to find a Bulgakov book that I hadn't yet read appear in translation. But the ... Read full review

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User Review  - jasonlf - LibraryThing

(Note, I read the title novella and the first set of stories, but skipped most of the "Feuilletons"). I was excited to find a Bulgakov book that I hadn't yet read appear in translation. But the ... Read full review

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Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940) burst onto the world literary scene in the 1960s with the posthumous publication of The Master and Margarita, and his work has continued to enjoy tremendous success throughout the world.

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