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Uno scienziato che scopre un raggio rosso dalle qualità straordinarie, una misteriosa e inarrestabile moria di polli, un oscuro funzionario di partito che ottiene l'autorizzazione a usare il raggio su uova di gallina per ripristinare in tempi brevi la pollicoltura, un errore fatale: con questi quattro ingredienti Bulgakov confeziona, nel 1924, un racconto che costituisce u ...more
Mass Market Paperback, Tascabili Economici Newton - 100 pagine 1000 lire #102, 97 pages
Published October 1st 1993 by Newton Compton (first published January 1st 1928)
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mai ahmd
هذه الرواية ليست خيالا علميا بل هي رواية ساخرة من الأوضاع السياسية والخيال العلمي أو الأمور الغريبة التي لجأ إليها الكاتب لم تكن إلا فانتازيا ساخرة من الواقع وهو الأسلوب الذي يلجأ إليه بولغاكوف في أغلب رواياته ... مم يسخر بولغاكوف في هذه الرواية !
الواضح إنه يسخر من القادة السياسيين الذين يدسون أنوفهم في الشئون العلمية ويحاولون تسخير هذه الأمور لصالح السلطة فيرتد عليهم الأمر بلعنة لا يستطيعون التخلص منها

الرواية رائعة جدا لولا أن الترجمة كانت حديدية
كيف حديدية لا أعرف ولكنه تعبير استخدمه كثيرا حي
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Sandra
Questo racconto di Bulgakov non mi è piaciuto particolarmente, comunque meno di Cuore di cane. Forte è la satira bulgakoviana alla politica e al regime comunista ( il racconto è stato scritto nel 1924, in pieno regime), ai politici ottusi e burocrati che pretendono, nella loro ignoranza, di prendere in mano la scienza e servirsene senza le conoscenze adatte per gestirla e così facendo provocano danni incontrollabili alle popolazioni. Un racconto definito di fantascienza, certo lo era per l’epoca ...more
Fahad
بيوض القدر

من سيقرأ لبولغاكوف هذا الكتاب بعد (المعلم ومارغريت) و(مذكرات طبيب شاب) سيقر أنه يمكن لبولغاكوف أن يبدع في أي مجال، سواءً كتب في العالم الخيالي السحري - المعلم ومارغريت - أو في عالم واقعي - مذكرات طبيب - أو في الخيال العلمي كما في هذا الكتاب.

ربما نتردد قليلاً في تصنيف هذا الكتاب على أنه من أدب الخيال العلمي، ربما نعتبره مع رواية بولغاكوف الأخرى (قلب كلب) في قالب خيالي علمي، ولكنهما في أساسهما نقد للمجتمع السوفييتي، وإظهار لمساوئه، وهو ما جعلهما ممنوعتين طيلة حياة المؤلف، بل وحتى بعد و
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Ali
thefataleggs

For some time now I have been reading a lot about Bulgakov and his books on Kaggsy’s bookish ramblings – her enthusiasm for him made me want to read some of his work. I wasn’t sure which of his novels I would attempt first, but when I came across a copy of this very slight novel in the library I thought it might be a good one to start with.
The Fatal Eggs is a novel which is a kind of sci-fi satire on Stalinist Russia (right out of my comfort zone really). I took the book away with me
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Ahmad Sharabiani
در این داستان، همسر پروفسور او را رها کرده، چون شوهرش تنها به تحقیق علمی خویش میاندیشد. مسئولین ناخواسته و نادانسته امکاناتی به او میدهند. خبرنگاران روزنامه ها و مجله های «عصر سرخ»، «آتش سرخ»، «فلفل سرخ»، «نورافکن سرخ» و چند «سرخ» دیگر، پروفسور «ولادیمیر پرسیکف» را که درگیر تحقیق علمی است، دوره میکنند، و همه اختراعات و اکتشافات دنیا را به نام دانشمندان «روس» در گزارشات خود ثبت میکنند. دولت بلشویک هم به سرعت ماموران امنیتی را برای مراقبت شبانه روز از او میفرستد ...more
Pečivo
Oproti Markétce a zápiskům doktora celkem slabota. Ruskej vědec najde v roce 1928 způsob jak pomocí paprsku rozmnožovat žáby. Mezitím začnou jinde chcipat slepice. Nejakej jouda z vlády přijde za vědcem a sebere mu v rámci národního dobra paprsek a s vědomím, že množí slepice, vytvoří monstrhady, který mu všechno poserou (sežerou manželku a tak). Takže něco jako hadi v letadle, zkoušel jsem si představovat, ze vědec vypadá jako Samuel L. Jackson, ale ani to moc nepomohlo.

Žádnej full frontal, nik
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Tariq Alferis
.ميخائيل كاتب"بتاع كلو" حتي شبه الخيال العلمي كتب رواية
يتميز الأديب الروسي ميخائيل بولغاكوف هو أسلوب الساخر من المجتمع الروسي . نقذ السلطات بطريقة وأسلوب ممتع ...عيب الرواية الترجمة ..كانت جامدة ..مقارنة بترجمة
اسكندر حبش "لمورفين..تبان ضعيفة ...

لكن المجمل الرواية جميلة ...سخرية من سيطرة النظام السوفييتي ..وتدخل السلطة في العلم ...هياجة الشعب ضد الأفراد وليس السلطة .أيضا جوانب سخرية كانت من الاعلام والصحافة ...الكذب والبلا البلا البلا المخترع ..
Auntie Pam
E'un racconto breve, scritto quando era molto giovane, ma credo si avvicini molto al suo più grande capolavoro "Il Maestro e Margherita", e se devo essere onesta a me è piaciuto molto di più.
Prima di leggerlo bisogna consocere la situazione storica e politica del momento, infatti qui non manca l'ironia e c'è una certa carica satirica e simbolica.
Un libricino da leggere con calma e attenzione insomma.
Reem
أحب الروايات المترجمة عن الروسية.. وهذه بالذات لا تنتمي لعالم الأدب بقدر ما هي تغوص في العلم وأخلاقيات البحث العلمي. رغم ذلك كانت اللغة جميلة والترجمة موفقة جداً
Dave
Great short satire. I'm told this isn't Bulgakov's best work. It really has me enthusiastic about the rest.
Martha
این هم اثری فوق العاده ،یک داستان فانتزی جذاب با این یپام که "ای انسان در طبیعت دخالت نکن!"
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Ali
حقیقتا باور اینکه این کتاب در مسکو! و در سال 1924 نوشته شده، تا حدی برام ثقیله.
ژانر؛ علمیتخیلی با تم وحشت از مداخلهی بیجای انسان در علم، ولی واقعیت اینه که علم چندان هم مقصر نیست در فاجعهای که پیش میاد. بیشتر میشه رگههایی از طنز تلخ نسبت به اوضاع اجتماعی و سیاسی روسیه در اون تاریخ و در اصل از 1917 تا 1924 و البته! تاریخ وقوع داستان یعنی 1928 رو مشاهده کرد.
شاید هم که اونروزها هنوز تا حدی مدارا نسبت به افکار و نوشتهها اعمال میشد. با سوات ناقصم یادمه که تصفیهی بزرگ استالین در سالهای 1938-1937 بود،
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Portia S
This was quite awesome. I'm so asleep -_-

EDIT: What I liked about this book was that the main character was a legitimate misanthropist. He was a man who was more concerned with his scholarly labours than the ways in which men could use them to help themselves. I loved how he was an acrid and harsh professor to his students, I like that people feared him and that he failed everyone. In short, he's someone I liked a lot. He was a confident man on the brink of greatness. Unfortunately the vapid min
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Waleed Alshaiji
بولغاكوف تميز باسلوبه الساخر في جميع اعماله، حتى العمل الذي تحدث فيه عن نفسه (رواية مورفين). ماهو معروف عنه ان سخريته تنحصر في الفاظ ومفردات روسيه يصعب على بعض المترجمين ترجمتها لتعطي حجم تلك السخريه، لذلك وجب التصرف في الترجمه لتبيان هذه السخريه اكثر. الرواية بالنسبة لي ادت مهمتها بنجاح وكفت جميع عناصر الروايه وترجمت المخطط الروائي على اكمل وجه. ولا عجب كون الكاتب بحجم هذا الطبيب.

عاب الرواية الترجمه. كانت نقطة الصعف. عدم التصرف بالترجمه جعلت العمل سطحي في الشخصيات والعلاقات بينهم.على خلاف ترجما
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Randal
Jul 31, 2013 Randal rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Bulgakov fans
Shelves: sci-fi
Not Bulgakov's best work (see The Master and Margarita), but still interesting.
It's an out-and-out sci-fi story, with a mad scientist, a mysterious (life not death) ray, mutated creatures, etc.
There's also a satirical poke at the USSR that's less overt than those in Master & Margarita or Heart of a Dog.
The ending is a massive copout (the last chapter is called "A Frozen Deus Ex Machina," so I don't really feel like saying it is insufficient as an ending is a spoiler. It reads like Bulgakov m
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Lorenzo Berardi
The Russian way of British humour.
This author is widely known for "Master and Margarita" but I think he did his best in short novels such as this one and "Heart of a Dog".

I particularly liked how Bulgakov chose the way of simplicity on writing this kind of sci-fi political satire.
There is any unnecessary word in The Fatal Eggs and I felt the pleasure of the narrator rising up from every single sentence with an effect as much irresistible as in masterpieces like Voltaire's "Candide".

Plus, when B
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Ryan
I really wanted to love this, but too many issues got in the way. First is either the translation or the style that Bulgakov employs. It's manic, jumbled, just too much. It feels like he was trying to overwhelm the reader or was simply over-stating everything. And the characters are similar to the language. There is no character in the story that is anything more than a thin, transparent cartoon. This would have been interesting if these thin personalities could be compared against other more we ...more
Emma
If you love HG Wells, you'll love Bulgakov's The Fatal Eggs. It's a wonderful tale of what happens when we get a but overexcited at new discoveries and take them away from the scientists who made the discoveries, much like Wells' Food of the Gods (which Persikov, the protagonist, refers to in the book in a lovely bit of foreshadowing), power and knowledge easily fall into the wrong hands.
I absolutely adored Professor Persikov: academic, highly motivated, humble and disgruntled. The perfect prota
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Tyrannosaurus regina
I was reading this with fascination, until suddenly it took a turn for the horrific. Which isn't to say that it wasn't still a fascinating read after that, but it also hit me on a much deeper and more primal level. I didn't love it like I loved Heart of a Dog, but I definitely enjoyed the ride.
Tom
I agree with what Jennie says below -- "more sci fi than magical realism." This was a real disappointment, as I was quite excited to come across this little known work when Hesperus Press reissued it. I guess no author should be expected to maintain the standard set by a brilliant work like Master and Margarita, especially in such a comparatively short piece, but still ... I was expecting something more than this rather thin, one-note sketch on "mad science" as metaphor for corrupt system. Maybe ...more
Dergrossest
Subversive as hell, if a bit immature, early flashes of the author’s brilliance are on display in this even more deadly and disgusting riff on H.G. Well’s Food of the Gods as the Soviet bureaucracy manages to unleash a Sci-Fi apocalypse in response to a chicken shortage. Only Russians + Communism could produce such simultaneously banal and bizarre situations, populated by both erstwhile comrades and reptilian apparatchiks. Too bad a watered-down ending spoils this brutal critique upon the worker ...more
Robbie Bruens
Bulgakov revels in cynical absurdism in this fun, quick little comic scifi-cum-horror. It's a social and political satire of 1920s Russia of course (this is Bulgakov after all) and he may draw his longest knives for the media, though pretty much every institution gets a fair drubbing. Though his real target may actually be crowds in general - in this novel crowds, tend to be ignorant, indolent, hysterical and prone to panic, and in the end vengeful and bloodthirsty. Bulgakov doesn't have much fa ...more
J A
I read this after "The Heart of a Dog", and for anyone who is doing the same, they might find the change in tone somewhat surprising. It's not the light-hearted affair that book is -- there are some much darker consequences to the events that happen here. For that reason, perhaps, I never quite enjoyed it as much as his other works.

Still, it's got the usual wit and observation of Bulgakov, and memorable characters abound. Perhaps I would say that it's not as developed as "The Heart of a Dog"; th
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Enrico Ammirati
Si intuisce il senso del magico che sara' presente nel Maestro e Margherita anche se siamo lontani dalla dolcezza che riveste il Maestro e Margherita rendendolo molto diverso da questo racconto a tratti "schifiltoso".
Reza
تخم مرغ های شوم:میخائیل بولگاکف
این کتاب من رو به یاد آثار هسه میندازه البته از باب مخالفت چون هسه بسیار معتقد به این بود که انسان باید به اصل خودش یعنی طبیعت برگرده در حالی که بو لگاکف خلاف این نظر رو داره یعنی میگه اگه به طبیعت اعتماد کنی چه بسا باعث مرگ و نابودیت میشه
این کتاب از لحاظ مفهوم بسیار شبیه رمان دل سگ می باشد که هر دو از آثار جذاب این نویسنده می باشند
بیان کردن روایت های علمی تخیلی آن هم در قالبی که بسیار به حقیقت نزدیک است و طنز سیاهی که بیشتر آثار او را دربر گرفته زیبایی آثار بولگاک
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John Defrog
A while back, I read The Master And Margarita, and liked it a lot, so I thought I’d try this short science-fiction novel from Bulgakov about an eccentric scientist who discovers a mysterious light ray that can accelerate growth in fertilized eggs, after which everyone from journalists to foreign agents try to acquire the technology for their own use – and of course things go wrong. It’s meant to be political satire, and like lots of Russian satire, some of it is lost in translation, but even as ...more
Rhys
Bulgakov was a truly remarkable writer. This short novel is one of his earlier works and it owes a debt to H.G. Wells. It is monstrous, humorous, satirical and brilliant.
Yves Panis
Petite nouvelle fantastique où il est question d'un rayon rouge qui fait grossir les serpents...en subliminale critique féroce de l'administration soviétique. Superbe.
Dave
This isn't science fiction, it is political satire, very entertaining. This translation is somewhat awkward, wish I could try a different one.
BC
I enjoyed the premise, and I am a fan of Bulgakov, but this book does read as a somewhat immature novel. The imagery was fairly obvious. Still, it was an interesting and somewhat prophetic read. That said, "Heart of a Dog" is far better.

This translation is not very good. It does not flow very well, and seems rather awkward at times. Having read several other translations of Bulgakov, I am fairly sure that this awkwardness is not a function of Bulgakov's style, but rather, has to do with the tran
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Mikhail Bulgakov was born in Kiev in May 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 Theatre in 1926, and Flight (1927), and ...more
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