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    Black Snow (Paperback) By (author) Mikhail Bulgakov, Translated by Michael Glenny, Introduction by Terry Gilliam

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    DescriptionA new edition of Bulgakov's blistering satire about the great Russian director Stanislavski, inventor of "Method acting," part of Melville House's reissue of the Bulgakov backlist in Michael Glenny's celebrated translations. In 1926, a play based on Mikhail Bulgakov's novel "The White Guard" premiered at the prestigious Moscow Arts Theatre and it was an immediate and long-lasting success that laid the ground for the rest of Bulgakov's career as a playwright and novelist. But it was not an entirely positive experience, and this novel, written near the end of Bulgakov's life, skewers the theatrical fraternity he had been a part of for many years, and the Stalinist system of censorship that suppressed his work. "Black Snow" is the story of Maxudov, a young playwright whose play is chosen, almost at random, to be performed by the legendary Independent Theatre, and the chaos that ensues. The two co-directors of the theater, modeled after Stanislavski and his co-director, battle to control the production, star actresses throw daily fits, and with each rehearsal the chances of the play ever being ready to perform recedes. The ultimate backstage novel and a brilliant satire from one of the greatest modern Russian writers.


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    Title
    Black Snow
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mikhail Bulgakov, Translated by Michael Glenny, Introduction by Terry Gilliam
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781612192147
    ISBN 10: 1612192149
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 891.7342
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    Ingram Theme: CULT/EEUROP
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: H5
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004240
    B&T Approval Code: A24363050
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25780
    DC22: 891.73/42
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC052000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PG3476.B78 T4313 2013
    LC subject heading:
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Melville House Publishing
    Imprint name
    Melville House Publishing
    Publication date
    30 July 2013
    Review quote
    "A masterpiece of black comedy."" --The Irish Times" "The novel moves with mad exuberance." "--The Independent"