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White guard [electronic resource] / Mikhail Bulgakov ; translated from the Russian by Marian Schwartz ; with an introduction by Evgeny Dobrenko.

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Author/Creator:
Bulgakov, Mikhail, 1891-1940.
Standardized Title:
Belai͡a gvardii͡a. English
Publication:
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (352 p.)
Subjects:
Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Fiction.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
White Guard, Mikhail Bulgakov's semi-autobiographical first novel, is the story of the Turbin family in Kiev in 1918. Alexei, Elena, and Nikolka Turbin have just lost their mother-their father had died years before-and find themselves plunged into the chaotic civil war that erupted in the Ukraine in the wake of the Russian Revolution. In the context of this family's personal loss and the social turmoil surrounding them, Bulgakov creates a brilliant picture of the existential crises brought about by the revolution and the loss of social, moral, and political certainties. He confronts the reader with the bewildering cruelty that ripped Russian life apart at the beginning of the last century as well as with the extraordinary ways in which the Turbins preserved their humanity. In this volume Marian Schwartz, a leading translator, offers the first complete and accurate translation of the definitive original text of Bulgakov's novel. She includes the famous dream sequence, omitted in previous translations, and beautifully solves the stylistic issues raised by Bulgakov's ornamental prose. Readers with an interest in Russian literature, culture, or history will welcome this superb translation of Bulgakov's important early work. This edition also contains an informative historical essay by Evgeny Dobrenko.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Translator's Note
Introduction Writing Judgment Day
Part ONE
Part TWO
Part THREE
Notes:
Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
Schwartz, Marian.
Dobrenko, E. A. (Evgeniĭ Aleksandrovich)
ISBN:
1-282-08882-3
9786612088827
0-300-14819-4
OCLC:
503446494
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300148190 doi
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