Orlando Figes states: “It´s not hard to see why Bulgakov’s books are so often dramatized”

Orlando Figes

Orlando Figes

Writing in The New York Review of Books in “Hamming Up Bulgakov” (14.11.13)Orlando Figes, the English historian who is a Consulting Editor for Interlitq, reflects:

“It’s not hard to see why Bulgakov’s books are so often dramatized. He was himself a dramatist, and adapted his own novel The White Guard (1925) for the stage. His prose is highly visual, full of humorous incidents, theatrical in atmosphere, and frequently surreal—all qualities that lend it to the stage and screen. But not all his books were written in that vein.”

Mikhail Bulgakov

Mikhail Bulgakov

 

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