Developed at SPbU Faculty of Philology
by charitable donation from the Russkiy Mir Foundation
Russkiy Mir Foundation
"The Master and Margarita" by Mikhail Bulgakov. 1928–1940
Three storylines, three separate "novels" can be distinguished in The Master and Margarita: the novel written by the Master (the Yershalaim (Jerusalem) novel about Yeshua Ha-Nozri), the Devil's Moscow adventures (the story of Voland), and the novel about the Master and his love with Margarita. The relation of the Yershalaim novel to Canonical Gospels is analysed. The cross-cutting motifs and issues, the autobiographical motifs and word-painting characteristics are also analysed. On the whole the book is understood as a novel-myth, one of the principal works of 20th century Russian literature.
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