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Театральный роман. Романы. Пьесы.

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  2,141 Ratings  ·  138 Reviews
Томик Михаила Булгакова, стоящий на книжной полке, свидетельствует о хорошем вкусе читателя. Не случайно написанное этим автором без потерь пережило смерть советской литературы и сегодня читается как продолжение Золотого фонда русской классики XIX века. В эту книгу вошли произведения, которые объединяет одна тема — «Булгаков и театр». Лучшие произведения булгаковской драма ...more
672 pages
Published 2007 by Эксмо (first published 1965)
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Jul 18, 2015 فرشاد rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
هدف بولگاکوف از نوشتن این کتاب، شکنجه روحی مخاطب است. اگر باور ندارید کتاب رو بخونید. ...more
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--A Dead Man's Memoir (A Theatrical Novel)

Parastoo Ashtian
حافظه انسان چیز خارقالعادهای است. اتفاقها در حافظه حتی دمی نمی پاید. این است که سعی در منظم کردن حوادث در ذهن و بازآفرینی آنها کاری است غیرممکن. از این حلقه زنجیر دانههایی می افتد، قسمتهایی با درخشش زنده به یاد میآید، اما بقیه درهم و برهم تکه و پاره است و در ذهن جز غبار و رگبار چیزی به جا نمیماند.

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CENSORSHIP: When Maxudov's novel fails, he attempts suicide. When that fails, he dramatizes his novel. To Maxudov's surprise - and the resentment of literary Moscow - the play is accepted by the legendary Independent Theater, and Maxudov plunges into a vortex of inflated egos. Each rehearsal sees more and more sparks flying higher and higher and less and less chance of poor Maxudov's play ever being performed. Black Snow is the ultimate backstage novel and a brilliant satire on Mikhail Bulgakov'
Jun 12, 2013 Jonfaith rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mother-rus
It may be heretical to muse along these lines, but I was heartened to imagine what would've been the result of a collaboration between Mikhail Bulgakov and Preston Sturges. My mind's eye sees something similar to 42d Street but with Joel McCrea in the lead as a struggling playwright, Barbara Stanwyck vamping her way into the production, causing the author to rewrite and ruin his artistic vision. The NKVD (led by William Demarest) will undoubtedly swoop in during the final reel. A pipe and mustac ...more
MJ Nicholls
There are some oppressive regimes (well, most of them) where it’s not a good idea to be a wit. Like Burma, for example, where two comedians were sentenced to twenty years hard labour for, um . . . telling jokes. Or, as Bulgakov learned the hard way, when Stalin is King and Russia is tooling up for another war. Black Snow is about censorship but mainly about the inner workings of the Moscow Theatre, how Stanislavsky was a fraud, and how being a playwright in Stalinist Russia was harder than swall ...more
Bulgakov's 'theatrical novel' Black Snow introduces the reader to the unfortunate Maxudov, whose efforts to publish a book, and later to turn that same book (based on his own suicide attempt) into a play, are met with varying degrees of contempt, incompetence and unhelpful interference from the literary contingent of Moscow. It's a typically Russian novel: it feels more modern than it has any right to, brims with sarcastic wit, and is often morbid. It's years since I read The Master and Margarit ...more
Sep 19, 2008 Philip rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Black Snow is a novel by Mikhail Bulgakov. This apparent platitude is full of contradiction. The book is perhaps better described as an autobiographical episode, with Bulgakov renamed as the book’s central character, Maxudov. It’s also a satire in which the characters are precise, exact and often vicious caricatures of Bulgakov’s colleagues and acquaintances in the between-the-wars Moscow Arts Theatre, including the legendary Stanislawsky. In some ways, Black Snow is a history of Bulgakov’s grea ...more
Христо Блажев
Театър на абсурда:

Разбира се, че не бива да се подхожда с очаквания, витаещи из космични висини, щом става дума за Михаил Булгаков, автор на чутовната “Майстора и Маргарита”. Но пък когато корицата смело обявява, че “Театрален роман” е най-смешната творба на Булгаков, то няма как да не очакваш нещо специално. Е, няма такова нещо – книгата е много повече тъжна, отколкото смешна, много повече драма, отколкото сатира. И макар че в никой случай четенето не бе
Jan 01, 2012 Katinki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: russian-lit, classics
4.99 stars

brilliant and funny and just lovely. especially after having just suffered through that godawful kundera garbage.

in a hurry. will come back to say more if i have a chance. if i forget, just take away that i definitely recommend this quick read (and really, anything else by bulgakov)
در ابتدا داستان خیلی خوب شروع شد و من کاملا مجذوبش شدم، ولی رفته رفته ریتم داستان کمی کند و خسته کننده شد.تاجایی که برخلاف عادت همیشگیم، برای مدتی کنار گذاشتمش. ولی پایان رو دوست داشتم. و در کل اگر کتاب رو به پنح قسمت تقسیم کنم، بجز قسمت های سوم و چهارم بقیه کتاب جالبه و ارزش یک بار خوندن رو داره...ش
Jul 29, 2011 Hadrian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bulgakov knows how to write a fine novel - this one all about the hilariously bizarre and frustrating world of stage plays.

It ends very abruptly, but the author was about to die. A shame, but it can be more than excused. A wonderfully funny book.
Kobe Bryant
Oct 07, 2016 Kobe Bryant rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really great scenes and characters
Joan Kerr
Jul 12, 2016 Joan Kerr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Many years ago I read and loved 'Black Snow', Mikhail Bulgakov’s satire on the literary and theatrical world of Moscow in the 30’s, so 'A Dead Man’s Memoir (A Theatrical Novel)' caught my eye in the local library. And it turns out to be a new translation (a livelier one) of the same book. It arose from Bulgakov’s fraught dealings with the Moscow Art Theatre and its famous actor/director Constantin Stanislavski. They had had a fruitful relationship after Bulgakov’s very successful first play, but ...more
Al Bità
Nov 24, 2012 Al Bità rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The apparent ease with which Bulgakov can skewer pretentiousness, both on a personal level as well as on a wider social perspective is found here in "Black Snow". The general target is the theatrical scene in Russia, but the specific satirical barbs converge on a character identified by critics as Stanislavsky. This is of course a narrower world than that covered in his masterpiece "The Master and Margarita", but the same wide-eyed innocence of the narrator, which precisely because of this allow ...more
Dec 16, 2016 Zahra rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
با جون کندن تمومش کردم. نمیدونم مشکل از کتاب بود یا اشتیاق من:/
Sep 29, 2014 Danny rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Black Snow is one of those books that is easy to read but hard to pick up. You know the type. Fun, light, well written, but for some reason you’re just not sucked in. You look at it sitting on the nightstand, beckoning you, but you just groan and waste a little more time checking Facebook or hustling up another Words With Friends game. Black Snow is a farce by Mikhail Bulgakov, writer of the brilliant The Master and Margarita and Heart of a Dog. Black Snow is a fictionalized account of Bulgakov’ ...more
3.5 stars.

So parts of this book are completely gorgeous and it's totally hilarious, but I'm not sure how mainstream this book might be. For people like me, who've worked in the theatre and studied Russian history, it was very funny but otherwise, it’s pretty obscure. I really enjoyed the skewering of Stanislavsky and his method (Which is the WORST.) You get the impression that underneath all the angst and sarcasm Bulgakov really loves the theatre – he really does capture how enchanting it can be
Feb 22, 2012 Rich rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Black Snow is about the frustrations a writer experiences after being contracted by a theater company to write the play from a novel he had written. Mikhail Bulgakov has a striking ability to evoke the sinister or the comic from a scene and in Black Snow he does this, displaying the pathos and the cheer in life.

The key line of the book, in my opinion, is "I floated home, trying not to see the ugly truth of life all around me." (p69)

And on the comic end of the spectrum, there is this:
"'I agree th
Apr 17, 2011 Tommy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Bulgakov's Master and Margarita, and this holds up almost as well. I love the despair displayed in this novel. It is similar to the feel of Crime and Punishment, but without the madness or anger. There are highs, lows and ridiculous arbiters controlling the protagonist's life. I don't know how Bulgakov managed to keep it together under the craziness of Stalinist Russia or why he chose to stay, but his writing is amazing and he does a great job expressing the feel of what it must have been ...more
Sep 29, 2016 Argos rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Devrim sonrası Sovyetlerdeki parti yönetimi ve bürokrasiyi kara mizahla anlatan bir yarı otobiyografik roman. Aslında dönemi çok güzel hicvediyor ancak kişi, yer, gazete, dergi vb adlar değiştirildiğinden sıklıkla dipnotlara başvurmak okurken yoruyor insanı. Edebiyat ve özellikle tiyatro üzerinden o dönem yönetiminin sanata bakışını yerden yere vuruyor. Bulgakov hayranıysanız ve zaman sorununuz yoksa okuyun, yoksa öncelenevek bir eser değil diyorum.
Sadjad Abedi
Apr 21, 2016 Sadjad Abedi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
این روس ها در داستان گویی حرف ندارند.
فضای کتاب اغواگره، لحن به وضوح طعنه آمیزه و حتی توصیف ها حاوی طعنه هایی به روزگار معاصر نویسنده است. شخیصت اصلی به خوبی مخاطب رو با خودش همراه میکنه طوری که شما هم بعضا در تصمیم هاش بهش حق میدین و نظرات شخصی ش رو نسبت به دیگران کاملا صادق میدونین (در صورتی که کمی اغراق آمیزند) جدا از این ها، نثر کتاب روان و بی تکلفه و خوندن این کتاب زمان زیادی نخواهد گرفت.
ترجمه ی احمد پوری هم بسیار بسیار استادانه است.
Sheyda Dehghan
اینم از مشکلاتی که سر راه آرزوهای آدم سبز میشن. اون چیزی که جگر آدم متعهد به آرزو رو خون می کنه تک تک همین سنگای کوچیک و بزرگی هستن که توسط دستای نالایق راهشو سد می کنن. آخ که چقدر آدم از پرمدعاهای سبک مغز درد میکشه! تک تک جملاتی که نویسنده انتخاب کرده بود گیرنده و سلیس بود، اصلا انگار از ازل منتظر گفته شدن بودند! خوندن این کتاب لذت بخش بود و توصیه میشه
I liked this book, it was a pleasure reading it
Aug 02, 2014 Haman rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: world-novel
در حالی که خمیازه میکشیدم با خود فکر می کردم چه زندگی خروشانی در بیرون در جریاناست ومن در این جا زنده به گور شده ام. شبها یکی پس ازدیگری سپری میشود وجای خود را به روزها میدهند و روزها یکی پس از دیگری می گذرد و چیزی جز شکست برایم باقی نمی ماند" ...more
Мартин Касабов
Започна прекрасно, след което се вкара в конкретен контекст и ме загуби. Скучни сцени и множество коментари на тогавашния театър и издателства.
Aug 14, 2015 Rob rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant! I know I'll read this one again in a few years!
بهمن بهمن
این همون کتابه که سالها پیش آقای احمد پوری به اسم برف سیاه ترجمه کرده و نشر قطره هم چاپش کرده بود
Mar 08, 2011 Hamish rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lit
It's ok, Bulgakov. I still love you.
Dec 28, 2009 Pats rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
the woody allen of soviet russia. maybe woody allen should be called the bulgakov of america.
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Mikhail Bulgakov was born in Kyiv, Russian Empire (today Ukraine) on May 15 1891. He studied and briefly practised medicine and, after indigent wanderings through revolutionary Russia and the Caucasus, he settled in Moscow in 1921. His sympathetic portrayal of White characters in his stories, in the plays The Days of the Turbins (The White Guard), which enjoyed great success at the Moscow Art Thea ...more
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