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The battle of competing translations, a new publishing phenomenon which began with One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, now offers two rival American editions of Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita. Mirra Ginsburg's (Grove Press) version is pointedly grotesque: she delights in the sharp, spinning, impressionistic phrase. Her Bulgakov reminds one of the virtuoso effects encountered in Zamyatin and Babel, as yell as the early Pasternak's bizarre tale of Heine in Italy. Translator Michael Glenny, on the other hand, almost suggests Tolstoy. His (Harper & Row) version is simpler, softer, and more humane. The Bulgakov fantasy is less striking here, but less strident, too. Glenny: ""There was an oddness about that terrible day...It was the hour of the day when people feel too exhausted to breathe, when Moscow glows in a dry haze..."" Ginsburg: ""Oh, yes, we must take note of the first strange thing...At that hour, when it no longer seemed possible to breathe, when the sun was tumbling in a dry haze..."" In any case, The Master and Margarita, a product of intense labor from 1928 till Bulgakov's death in 1940, is a distinctive and fascinating work, undoubtedly a stylistic landmark in Soviet literature, both for its aesthetic subversion of ""socialist realism"" (like Zamyatin, Bulgakov apparently believed that true literature is created by visionaries and skeptics and madmen), and for the purity of its imagination. Essentially the anti-scientific, vaguely anti-Stalinist tale presents a resurrected Christ figure, a demonic, tricksy foreign professor, and a Party poet, the bewildered Ivan Homeless, plus a bevy of odd or romantic types, all engaged in socio-political exposures, historical debates, and supernatural turnabouts. A humorous, astonishing parable on power, duplicity, freedom, and love.

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At the sunset hour of one warm spring day two men were to be seen at Patriarch's Ponds.
added by Lisa. "first sentence (English translation)"

148 editions First published in 1966

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Мастер и Маргарита
2018, Andronum
Paperback in Russian
Cover of: Usta ile Margarita
Usta ile Margarita
2017, İletişim
in Turkish - 1. baskı
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
2017, Penguin Books
Paperback in English
Cover of: Mistrz i Małgorzata
Mistrz i Małgorzata
2016, Wydawnictwo Znak
in Polish
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The Master and Margarita
2016, Penguin Books
Hardcover in English - 50th Anniversary Edition, Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
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The Master and Margarita
2016, Penguin Books
Epub in English - 50th-Anniversary Edition
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Мастер и Маргарита
2016, Shelkoper.com Book Publishing
Paperback in Russian
Cover of: El maestro y Margarita
El maestro y Margarita
2016, Aurora Ebook
Epub in Spanish
Cover of: Mistrz i Małgorzata
Mistrz i Małgorzata
2015, MUZA
Paperback in Polish
Cover of: Il Maestro e Margherita
Il Maestro e Margherita
2015, Good Mood
Epub in Italian
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The Master and Margarita
2015, Rosetta Books
Epub in English - New edition
Cover of: El maestro y margarita
El maestro y margarita
2015, Alianza
in Spanish
Cover of: Maestrul și Margareta
Maestrul și Margareta
2015, Litera
in Romanian
Cover of: Il Maestro e Margherita
Il Maestro e Margherita
2015, Fermento
Epub in Italian
Cover of: El Maestro y Margarita
El Maestro y Margarita
2015, Libros del Zorzal
in Spanish - 1a ed.
Cover of: Le Maître et Marguerite
Le Maître et Marguerite
2015, Pavillons Poche | Robert Laffont
Paperback in French
Cover of: Maestrul și Margareta
Maestrul și Margareta
2014, Polirom
Epub in Romanian
Cover of: Usta ile Margarita
Usta ile Margarita
2014, Can Yayınları
Epub in Turkish
Cover of: Maestrul şi Margareta
Maestrul şi Margareta
2014, Polirom
Paperback in Romanian
Cover of: Usta ile Margarita
Usta ile Margarita
2014, Can Yayınları
in Turkish - 7. baski
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Мастер и Маргарита: Master and Margarita
2013, JiaHu Books
Paperback in Russian
Cover of: Der Meister und Margarita
Der Meister und Margarita
2012, Books on Demand
Paperback in German - Zweite, verbesserte Auflage
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Мастер и Маргарита
2012, Alma Classics
Paperback in English
Cover of: Il Maestro e Margherita
Il Maestro e Margherita
2011, Baldini Castoldi Dalai editore
Epub in Italian
Cover of: El maestro y Margarita
El maestro y Margarita
2011, Alianza Editorial, S.A.
Paperback in Spanish
Cover of: Il Maestro e Margherita
Il Maestro e Margherita
2011, Feltrinelli
in Italian
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Мастер и Маргарита
2011, The Overlook Press
Epub in English
Cover of: O Mestre e Margarida
O Mestre e Margarida
2011, ALFAGUARA
Epub in Portuguese
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The Master and Margarita
2010, Random House Group Limited
Electronic resource in English
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The Master and Margarita
2010, Picador
Paperback in English
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The Master and Margarita
2010, Folio Society
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Il maestro e Margherita
Il maestro e Margherita
2010, Guaraldi
Epub in Italian
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The Master and Margarita
2009, Penguin USA, Inc.
Electronic resource in English
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The Master and Margarita
2009, Naxos Audiobooks
Audio CD in English
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The Master and Margarita
2009, Naxos Audiobooks
Audio CD in English
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The Master and Margarita
2009, Penguin Group UK
E-book in English
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The Master and Margarita
2008, Oneworld Classics
Paperback in English
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The Master and Margarita
2007, Penguin Books
Paperback in English
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Мастер и Маргарита
2007, AST
Hardcover in Russian
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Мастер и Маргарита
2006, Azbuka-klassika
Paperback in Russian
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The Master and Margarita
2006, Penguin Books
in English
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Мастер и Маргарита
2005, Vita Nova
in Russian
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The Master and Margarita
2004, Vintage Books
Paperback in English
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Мастер и Маргарита
2004, AST
Paperback in Russian
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Мастер и Маргарита
2003, ĖKSMO-Press
in Russian
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The Master and Margarita
2003, Vintage
in English
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The Master and Margarita
2003, Penguin Books
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
2003, Penguin Books
Paperback in English
Cover of: El Maestro y Margarita
El Maestro y Margarita
2003, Debolsillo
Paperback in Spanish
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The Master and Margarita
2003, Vintage
in English
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The Master and Margarita
2003, The Harvill Press
Paperback in English
Cover of: El maestro y Margarita
El maestro y Margarita
2002, Diario El País
in Spanish
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Мастер и Маргарита
2000, ĖKSMO-Press
in Russian
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Мастер и Маргарита
2000, Kulʹturno-prosvetitelʹskiĭ fond imeni narodnogo artista Sergei͡a︡ Stoli͡a︡rova
in Russian
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The Master and Margarita
1997, Penguin
in English
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The Master and Margarita
1997, Grove Press
in English
Cover of: Der Meister und Margarita
Der Meister und Margarita: Roman
1997, deutcher tasenbuch verlag
Paperback in German - Ungekürzte Ausg.
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The Master and Margarita
1995, Grove Press
Paperback in English
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The Master & Margarita
1995, Ardis
in English
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The Master and Margarita
1995, Grove Press
Epub in English
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The Master and Margarita
1995, Harvill
in English
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Мастер и Маргарита: roma
1994, "Karelii︠a︡"
in Russian
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The Master and Margarita
1993, Meridian
in English
Cover of: Ostati da Margarita
Ostati da Margarita: romani
1992, Gamomcʻemloba "Molodini
in Georgian
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The Master and Margarita
1992, Knopf
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Ostati da Margarita
Ostati da Margarita: romani
1992, Gamomcʻemloba "Molodini
in Georgian
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The Master and Margarita
1992, Knopf
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Master i Margarita
Master i Margarita: roman
1991, Karelii͡a︡
in Russian
Cover of: Mistrz i Małgorzata
Mistrz i Małgorzata
1990, Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińkich
in Polish
Cover of: Мастер и Маргарита
Мастер и Маргарита
1989, Molodai︠a︡ gvardii︠a︡
in Russian
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The Master and Margarita
1989, Pan
in English
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Мастер и Маргарита
1988, Molod'
in Russian
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Cover of: Мастер и Маргарита
Мастер и Маргарита
1988, Khudozh. lit-ra
in Russian
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The Master and Margarita
1988, Collins Harvill
in English
Cover of: Мастер и Маргарита
Мастер и Маргарита
1986, Sovremennik
in Russian
Cover of: Il Maestro e Margherita
Il Maestro e Margherita
1986, Garzanti Editore
Paperback in Italian
Cover of: El maestro y Margarita
El maestro y Margarita
1985, Alianza
in Spanish
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
1981, Fontana
in English
Cover of: Мастер и Маргарита
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
1979, Fontana
Mass Market Paperback in English
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
1979, Fontana
Paperback in English
Cover of: Der Meister und Margarita
Der Meister und Margarita: Roman
1978, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
in German
Cover of: Мастер и Маргарита
Мастер и Маргарита
1977, Posev
in Russian - 4. izd.
Cover of: Мастер и Маргарита
Мастер и Маргарита
1974, Posev
in Russian - 2-e izd.
Cover of: Margarita e o mestre
Margarita e o mestre
1974, Círculo de Leitores
in Portuguese
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
1972, distributed by Heron Books
in English
Cover of: Мастер и Маргарита
Cover of: Мастер и Маргарита
Мастер и Маргарита
1969, Possev
in Russian
Cover of: Master i Margarita
Master i Margarita: roman.
1969, Posev
in Russian
Cover of: Мастер и Маргарита
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
1969, Collins and Harvill/Fontana
in English
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Мастер и Маргарита
1968, YMCA Press
in Russian - 3. izd.
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The Master and Margarita
1968, Fontana Books
in English
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Мастер и Маргарита
1967, YMCA-Press
Paperback in Russian
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
1967, Harper & Row
Hardcover in English - [1st U.S. ed.]
Cover of: The Master & Margarita
The Master & Margarita
1967, Collins and Harvill
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Мастер и Маргарита
Мастер и Маргарита
1967, YMCA Press
Paperback in Russian - 2-oe izd.
Cover of: The Master & Margarita
The Master & Margarita
1967, Collins and Harvill
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
1967, Harper & Row
in English - 1st U.S. ed.
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
1967, Harper & Row
Hardcover in English - [1st U.S. ed.]
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
1967, Grove Press, Inc.
Mass Market Paperback in English
Cover of: The Master & Margarita
The Master & Margarita
1967, Collins and Harvill
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
1967, Grove Press
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Мастер и Маргарита
Мастер и Маргарита
1967, YMCA Press
Paperback in Russian
Cover of: Мастер и Маргарита
Мастер и Маргарита
1967, Ymca-Press
in Russian
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
1967, Harper & Row
in English - [Book Club ed.]
Cover of: Мастер и Маргарита
Мастер и Маргарита
1966, Олма-пресс
in Russian
Cover of: El maestro y Margarita
El maestro y Margarita
2006 January 1, Alianza
Paperback in Spanish - Tra edition
Cover of: Мастер и Маргарита
Мастер и Маргарита
1999 May 31, Terra, Izdatel'skij centr - Izdatel'stvo Azbu
Hardcover in Russian - 10th edition
Cover of: Der Master und Margarita
Der Master und Margarita
1997 January, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
Paperback in German
Cover of: Der Meister und Margarita
Der Meister und Margarita
1994 January 1, Volk und Welt
Hardcover in German
Cover of: Der Meister und Margarita
Der Meister und Margarita
2005 April, Sammlung Luchterhand
Paperback in German - 1. Auflage
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
1998 December, MacMillan
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
2004 April 1, Vintage
Paperback in English
Cover of: Il Maestro e Margherita
Il Maestro e Margherita
2011 June, Feltrinelli
Epub in Italian - Prima edizione nella collana
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
1974 November 1, Plume
in English
Cover of: El Maestro y Margarita
El Maestro y Margarita
2013 May, Lectorum
Paperback in Spanish - 2nd reimpression
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
1992 April 28, Everyman's Library
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
1995 February, Ardis
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
1974 November 1, Plume
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
1989 July 14, Picador
Paperback in English - New edition
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
1985 January, New American Library
Mass Market Paperback in English - First Meridian Classic Printing
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
2004 April 1, Vintage
Paperback in English
Cover of: Мастер и Маргарита
Мастер и Маргарита
1999 June 15, Koch, Neff & Oetinger & Co
Paperback in Russian
Cover of: Maestro and Marcherita
Maestro and Marcherita
1998 December 31, Einaudi
Paperback in Italian
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
1985 January, New American Library
Mass Market Paperback in English
Cover of: El maestro y Margarita
El maestro y Margarita
2005 June 30, Alianza
Paperback in Spanish - Tra edition
Cover of: El Maestro y Margarita
El Maestro y Margarita
2013 May, Lectorum
Epub in Spanish - 2nd reimpression
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
1974 November 1, Signet Classics
Paperback in English
Cover of: Мастер и Маргарита
Мастер и Маргарита
2011 June, Newton Compton Editori
Epub in Italian
Cover of: El Maestro y Margarita
El Maestro y Margarita
2004 October, Editorial Lectorum
Paperback in Spanish - Primera edicion
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
2000 September 28, Penguin Books Ltd
Paperback in English
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Мастер и Маргарита
2004 September, Distribooks
Hardcover in Russian
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
2017 May, Russian Tumble
Epub in English - First digital edition
Cover of: Der Meister und Margarita
Der Meister und Margarita
1978 January 1, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co.
Paperback in German
Cover of: Il Maestro e Margherita
Il Maestro e Margherita
2012 May, BUR
Epub in Italian
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
1974 November 1, Signet Classics
Mass Market Paperback in English
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
1996 March, Vintage International
Paperback in English - 1st Vintage international ed.
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
2006 April 1, Lulu Press
Paperback in English
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The Master and Margarita
2001 December, Penguin Classics
Paperback in English
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The Master and Margarita
1992 March 19, Everyman's Library
Hardcover in English
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The Master and Margarita
1996 March, Vintage International
Paperback in English - 1st Vintage international ed.
Cover of: The Master and Margarita
The Master and Margarita
1967 December, New American Library
Mass Market Paperback in English - Second Printing
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Мастер и Маргарита
2003 May, Distribooks
Hardcover in Russian
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Мастер и Маргарита
1992 September, Ardis
Hardcover in Russian
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The Master and Margarita
2013 January 01, Recorded Books
eAudio in English

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