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The Master and Margarita (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)

by Mikhail Bulgakov

A Year in Reading: Brian Joseph Davis (The Composites) 0

Women who write popular books are given a raw deal out of the critical gates, judged on criteria that similarly popular male authors never face. How much had I unconsciously absorbed that bias?

Animated Russian Classics 1

A Year in Reading: Charles Baxter 5

It's the kind of risky ambitious storytelling that writers of my generation are often too scared to try.

A Year in Reading: Stephen Dodson (Languagehat) 5

The novel takes us places we don’t want to go, but does so with a humane insistence we find impossible to resist.

The Millions Interview: Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky 17

There is at least as much intuition as intention in the process. A good translator has to follow that process far more consciously than the writer and yet come as close as possible in the new language to the instinctive "rightness" of the original. The greater the writer, the closer you want to come. That is both the challenge and the joy of it.