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This is Bulgakov's semi-autobiographical story of a writer who fails to sell his novel and fails to commit suicide. When his play is taken up by the theatre, literary success beckons, but he has reckoned without the grotesquely inflated egos of the actors, directors and theatre managers.

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  • Paperback


    November 13, 2007

    Penguin Classics

    208 pages

    RRP $19.99

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