An explosive collection of short stories which display all of Bulgakov's surreal inventiveness and biting satirical humour
The five, irreverant, satirical and imaginative stories contained in Diaboliad caused an uproar upon the book's first publication in 1925. Full of invention, they display Bulgakov's breathtaking stylistic range, moving at dizzying speed from grotesque satire to science fiction, from the plainest realism to the most madcap fantasy. Diaboliad is a wonderful introduction to literature's most uncategorisable and subversive genius.
“One of the greatest modern Russian writers, perhaps the greatest”
“A writer of fantastic genius”
“Bulgakov is a wild, mobile, crafty devotee of ideas”