Readers are often left uncertain how to understand the rich meanings of Mikhail Bulgakov's comic and beautiful novel The Master and Margarita. To what extent is it political? Or religious? And how should we interpret the Satanic Woland? This Companion guides the readers through the work's thematic, structural and linguistic complexities.
About the Author
J. A. E. Curtis has been exploring the life and works of Mikhail Bulgakov since the 1970s, when The Master and Margarita sensationally appeared for the first time. She teaches Russian Literature at the University of Oxford, and has also published research on Evgenii Zamiatin, and on 21st-century Russian drama.