Bulgakov: The Novelist-playwright
Today, in his native Russia, Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940) is one of the writers whose works are most frequently read and whose plays are most frequently staged. Since the publication of his works from the 1960s onwards, he has also emerged as a major European author.Bulgakov: The Novelist-Playwright reflects Bulgakov's current stature. The book is a collection of 21 articles by scholars from eight different countries: Britain, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, India, Russia, the Ukraine and the USA. In a diverse range of contributions, the authors discuss Bulgakov against the literary and theatrical background, both of his own time and in the context of today's polycentric, multicultural world. The different viewpoints present a rounded picture of Bulgakov's place in 20th century culture and provide points of departure for further enquiry.