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This is a brief discussion of Mikhail Bulgakov and, of course, of some speculative-fiction books by Bulgakov.
This discussion and list does not necessarily include every book by Bulgakov: it includes only those books that I both know and like. Just as with the author list itself, omission of a particular item may mean I didn’t think highly enough of the omitted item, or it may simply mean that I have not yet sufficient familiarity with it. (In a very few cases, I have listed some books merely on the strength of my opinion of the author: all such books are clearly marked below, as throughout these lists, with a hash mark (#) before the title so you know what’s what.)
I don’t pretend that this discussion is a deep analysis. My intent is no more than to give you a rough idea of what kinds of tales Bulgakov tells, how those tales are usually told, and what makes them and Bulgakov worthy; in sum, to help you rank Mikhail Bulgakov (and the works by Bulgakov listed here) on your personal literary “to do” list.
This page has not been updated in a long while; consequently, external links (if any) may lead to dead or moribund pages. I am now cleaning up these pages as fast as I can, but I am one man and it may take me a while to get to every page needing link checking (or even the “Other Resources” section added). Sorry. Please be patient.
A Few Words About Mikhail Bulgakov
Regrettably, I have not yet had an opportunity to write an essay on this author, but the "Other Resources" section below will lead you to some information about the "Notable Books" listed
farther down this page.
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Other Mikhail Bulgakov Resources
Mikhail Bulgakov Resources on the Web
Bulgakov is now a world-famous writer, so there are correspondingly many resources available. To begin with mechanical things, there is an extremely thorough page, Mikhail Bulgakov in the Western World: A Bibliography, at the Library of Congress; it
also includes a succinct biography of Bulgakov, and is the obvious starting place, at least for locating material in print.
Of dedicated sites, there are Mikhail Bulgakov: life - writings - web links,
reasonably useful, and Mikhail Afanasjevitch Bulgakov (a tri-lingual site--the link
is to the English front page); regrettably--as the latter site points out--most of the good internet stuff on Bulgakov is in Russian. Beyond those sites are a couple of quite good ones
focussed solely on The Master and Margarita: one from Kevin
Moss, and one from Jan Vanhellemont; both are well worth
Of Bulgakov pages, one can begin with the trusty Author's Calendar, which delivers a useful Bulgakov page. Also, the BBC has a wiki page, Mikhail Bulgakov -
Satirist and Playwright, which is useful. There is a review of A Dog's Heart at the Guardian. Another useful review of M&M is "The Russian Gate To Postmodernism: Mikhail Bulgakov",
by Joseph Tabbi. There is yet more on M&M--not one but two essays by Sheila O'Malley: original and follow-up. And
eNotes has a good bit of material on Bulgakov.
(An interesting oddity is this illustration of a scene from The
Master and Margarita.)
Those by no means exhaust even the English-language pages, but--so far as I can judge--they skim the cream. For more, Google Is Your Friend.
Mikhail Bulgakov Resources in Print
One can probably do no better than simply to consult the list of Bulgakov-related
books supplied by the Library of Congress page mentioned farther above.
Notable Science-Fiction and Fantasy Books by Mikhail Bulgakov ****
(For more possible titles by this author, see the “Unrated Books by Rated Authors” page.)
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