Ê Heart of a Dog Ô Download by Ê Mikhail Bulgakov

Ê Heart of a Dog Ô Download by Ê Mikhail Bulgakov Bulgakov is a giant of world literature If you don t know him, you need to This book is a good place to start.
Incredible book, funny, intelligent interesting thank you.
There were times I found this a bit difficult to follow, but overall had a great experience with it I appreciated the theme, plot, and general style of this book, and would likely read it again.
Bulgakov is a giant of world literature If you don t know him, you need to This book is a good place to start.
Incredible book, funny, intelligent interesting thank you.
There were times I found this a bit difficult to follow, but overall had a great experience with it I appreciated the theme, plot, and general style of this book, and would likely read it again.
Placed within the boundaries of post revolutionary Russia October revolution 1917 this novel with its dark atmosphere pierces deeply into bones of a reader, leaving him amazed and stunned with a size to which can escalate human stupidity, and evilness and unintelligent behaviour by following the paths of some greater revoultion, of some welfare for all.
By walking the alleys of Moscow, professor Petar Petrovic Preobrazensky comes across a wanderrer dog, and after feeding him, he performs an operation on him, in which he combines part of a dead man body dead man is alchocolic, violent, and member of communist party with the parts of a dog.
What is caused by operation is already presented in some other novels like Frankestein but here considering that this is Bulgakov and all is totaly unexpected Dog starts to transform, slowly at first, into a human being whose parts he now posesses What becomes apparent in the process are all the bad thing one can have when suffering from a posession of a human heart He losses all nobility of a dog, ant transforms himself into a man that he used o be before, with all negative sides that remained.
Association with the president of House Comitee Svonde, will lead to major problems.
Bulgakov uses his famous, fluid style, not allowing break beetween narration and dialogue, though short this novel keeps his reader glued to his chair, and doesn t allow him to leave mists of post revolutionary Moscow, mists of human spirit in which was believed that by mere act of revolting violent , all became different than it used to be, neglecting the fact that people that used to live under empire are the same people the now live under Lenin Though somewhat flawish on some places, with weak links between objects and verbs, with holes in some spaces, that should or could be filled with detailed narration, this novel stands side by side with the rest of Bulgakov s work.
Thumbs up I can t say much about this book that hasn t already been said It s hilarious, disturbing, bitingly satirical and a profoundly apt little allegory for the forces Bulgakov saw developing in Russia after the revolution The image of a dog turned man coming to occupy an official government position rounding up stray cats is absurd, funny, and just works on so many levels I m reminded of what Frank Herbert said about power it s not that power corrupts, but power which attracts the corruptible With the instincts of a dog and the behavior of a common criminal, the novel s main character is a perfect image of the type of person attracted to a bureaucracy of brutality, arbitrariness, and pure and simple inhumanity As a reader accustomed to perhaps dry and academic accounts of such phenomena for example,Political PonerologyandNuremberg Diary , it was a pleasant relief to see these ideas portrayed with such creativity and fun Bulgakov was and is a treasure.
I First read Mikhail Bulgakov S The Master And Margarita On A Balcony Of The Hotel Metropole In Saigon On Three Summer Evenings In The Tropical Air Was Heavy And Full Of The Smells Of Cordite And Motorcycle Exhaust And Rotting Fish And Wood Fire Stoves, And The Horizon Flared Ambiguously, Perhaps From Heat Lightning, Perhaps From Bombs Later Each Night, As Was My Custom, I Would Wander Out Into The Steamy Back Alleys Of The City, Where No One Ever Seemed To Sleep, And Crouch Indoorways With The People And Listen To The Stories Of Their Culture And Their Ancestors And Their Ongoing Lives Bulgakov Taught Me To Hear Something In Those Stories That I Had Not Yet Clearly Heard One Could Call It, In Terms That Would Soon Thereafter Gain Wide Currency, Magical Realism The Deadpan Mix Of The Fantastic And The Realistic Was At The Heart Of The Vietnamese Mythos It Is At The Heart Of The Present Zeitgeist And It Was Not Invented By Gabriel Garcia Marquez, As Wonderful Ashis One Hundred Years Of Solitude Is Garcia Marquez S Landmark Work Of Magical Realism Was Predated By Nearly Three Decades By Bulgakov S Brilliant Masterpiece Of A Novel That Summer In Saigon A Vodka Swilling, Talking Black Cat, A Coven Of Beautiful Naked Witches, Pontius Pilate, And A Whole Cast Of Benighted Writers Of Stalinist Moscow And Satan Himself All Took Up Permanent Residence In My Creative Unconscious Their Presence, Perhaps Than Anything Else From The Realm Of Literature, Has Helped Shape The Work I Am Most Proud Of I M Often Asked For A List Of Favorite Authors Here Is My Advice read Bulgakov Look Around You At The New Century He Will Show You Things You Need To See It s just something about those Russians I guess because they ve had to put up with so much turmoil, for so long, historically or it could be those long Russian winters but for whatever reason they have produced a steady stream of excellent satirists for the past two hundred years Refer to Nikolai Leskov s LAUGHTER AND GRIEF, for a mid 19th century examination of the phenomenon from someone who first noticed it Leskov s narrator, Vatahvskov, states in a conversation amongst his colleagues that the feature most singular in Russian society is its abundance of unpleasant surprises Which brings me to Bulgakov and to Heart of a Dog, for it is a novella full of unpleasant surprises, both happening to and instigated by, Bulgakov s singular literary creation, Sharik aka Mr Sharik, aka Citizen Sharikov, aka Polygraph Polygraphovich Sharikov, commisar of cat control, etc Bulgakov takes an absurd situation think of Gogol s nose wandering around the streets of St Petersburg for comparison and crafts it into a wonderful parody of the societal madhouse that was 30s Moscow under the party s intolerable decrees His is a portrait of political correctness run amok Citizen Shvonder, the representation of all things banal about the collectivist mentality of the era is the Bulgakov s primary target in this regard His jealous rage at the fact that professor Phillipov is living the high life, while he and his ilk are sharing one room apartments, remains comically ineffectual It was Bulgakov s way at getting back at all of the party appartchiks that were in fact causing him a great deal of consternation and physical hardship at the time A reviewer who was critical of this work as being too much akin to a Chagall painting was drawing an accurate analogy Yet, coming from a perspective in which magical realism has become an accepted literary technique, I don t consider that a drawback It is part of the same Russian tradition The fanciful and the grotesque have long been an integral part of Russian fiction Bulgakov is simply one of its famous and adept practitioners.
BEK

I can t say much about this book that hasn t already been said It s hilarious, disturbing, bitingly satirical and a profoundly apt little allegory for the forces Bulgakov saw developing in Russia after the revolution The image of a dog turned man coming to occupy an official government position rounding up stray cats is absurd, funny, and just works on so many levels I m reminded of what Frank Herbert said about power it s not that power corrupts, but power which attracts the corruptible With the instincts of a dog and the behavior of a common criminal, the novel s main character is a perfect image of the type of person attracted to a bureaucracy of brutality, arbitrariness, and pure and simple inhumanity As a reader accustomed to perhaps dry and academic accounts of such phenomena for example,Political PonerologyandNuremberg Diary , it was a pleasant relief to see these ideas portrayed with such creativity and fun Bulgakov was and is a treasure.
Placed within the boundaries of post revolutionary Russia October revolution 1917 this novel with its dark atmosphere pierces deeply into bones of a reader, leaving him amazed and stunned with a size to which can escalate human stupidity, and evilness and unintelligent behaviour by following the paths of some greater revoultion, of some welfare for all.
By walking the alleys of Moscow, professor Petar Petrovic Preobrazensky comes across a wanderrer dog, and after feeding him, he performs an operation on him, in which he combines part of a dead man body dead man is alchocolic, violent, and member of communist party with the parts of a dog.
What is caused by operation is already presented in some other novels like Frankestein but here considering that this is Bulgakov and all is totaly unexpected Dog starts to transform, slowly at first, into a human being whose parts he now posesses What becomes apparent in the process are all the bad thing one can have when suffering from a posession of a human heart He losses all nobility of a dog, ant transforms himself into a man that he used o be before, with all negative sides that remained.
Association with the president of House Comitee Svonde, will lead to major problems.
Bulgakov uses his famous, fluid style, not allowing break beetween narration and dialogue, though short this novel keeps his reader glued to his chair, and doesn t allow him to leave mists of post revolutionary Moscow, mists of human spirit in which was believed that by mere act of revolting violent , all became different than it used to be, neglecting the fact that people that used to live under empire are the same people the now live under Lenin Though somewhat flawish on some places, with weak links between objects and verbs, with holes in some spaces, that should or could be filled with detailed narration, this novel stands side by side with the rest of Bulgakov s work.
Thumbs up It s just something about those Russians I guess because they ve had to put up with so much turmoil, for so long, historically or it could be those long Russian winters but for whatever reason they have produced a steady stream of excellent satirists for the past two hundred years Refer to Nikolai Leskov s LAUGHTER AND GRIEF, for a mid 19th century examination of the phenomenon from someone who first noticed it Leskov s narrator, Vatahvskov, states in a conversation amongst his colleagues that the feature most singular in Russian society is its abundance of unpleasant surprises Which brings me to Bulgakov and to Heart of a Dog, for it is a novella full of unpleasant surprises, both happening to and instigated by, Bulgakov s singular literary creation, Sharik aka Mr Sharik, aka Citizen Sharikov, aka Polygraph Polygraphovich Sharikov, commisar of cat control, etc Bulgakov takes an absurd situation think of Gogol s nose wandering around the streets of St Petersburg for comparison and crafts it into a wonderful parody of the societal madhouse that was 30s Moscow under the party s intolerable decrees His is a portrait of political correctness run amok Citizen Shvonder, the representation of all things banal about the collectivist mentality of the era is the Bulgakov s primary target in this regard His jealous rage at the fact that professor Phillipov is living the high life, while he and his ilk are sharing one room apartments, remains comically ineffectual It was Bulgakov s way at getting back at all of the party appartchiks that were in fact causing him a great deal of consternation and physical hardship at the time A reviewer who was critical of this work as being too much akin to a Chagall painting was drawing an accurate analogy Yet, coming from a perspective in which magical realism has become an accepted literary technique, I don t consider that a drawback It is part of the same Russian tradition The fanciful and the grotesque have long been an integral part of Russian fiction Bulgakov is simply one of its famous and adept practitioners.
BEK