A Dog's Heart

A Dog s Heart Mikhail Bulgakov s absurdist parable of the Russian Revolution A world famous Moscow professor rich successful and violently envied by his neighbors befriends a stray dog and resolves to achieve a d
  • Title: A Dog's Heart
  • Author: Mikhail Bulgakov Andrew Bromfield James Meek
  • ISBN: 9780140455151
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mikhail Bulgakov s absurdist parable of the Russian Revolution.A world famous Moscow professor rich, successful, and violently envied by his neighbors befriends a stray dog and resolves to achieve a daring scientific first by transplanting into it the testicles and pituitary gland of a dead man But the results are wholly unexpected a distinctly and worryingly humanMikhail Bulgakov s absurdist parable of the Russian Revolution.A world famous Moscow professor rich, successful, and violently envied by his neighbors befriends a stray dog and resolves to achieve a daring scientific first by transplanting into it the testicles and pituitary gland of a dead man But the results are wholly unexpected a distinctly and worryingly human animal is on the loose, and the professor s hitherto respectable life becomes a nightmare beyond endurance.As in The Master and Margarita, the masterpiece he completed shortly before his death, Mikhail Bulgakov s early novel, written in 1925, combines outrageously grotesque ideas with a narrative of deadpan naturalism The Heart of a Dog can be read as an absurd and wonderfully comic story it can also be read as a fierce parable of the Russian Revolution.
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    1. 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 Theatre in 1926, and Flight 1927 , and his satirical treatment of the officials of the New Economic Plan, led to growing criticism, which became violent after the play The Purple Island His later works treat the subject of the artist and the tyrant under the guise of historical characters, with plays such as Moli re, staged in 1936, Don Quixote, staged in 1940, and Pushkin, staged in 1943 He also wrote a brilliant biography, highly original in form, of his literary hero, Moli re, but The Master and Margarita, a fantasy novel about the devil and his henchmen set in modern Moscow, is generally considered his masterpiece Fame, at home and abroad, was not to come until a quarter of a century after his death at Moscow in 1940 Detailed Version Mikha l Afanasyevich Bulgakov Russian was the first of six children in the family of a theology professor His family belonged to the intellectual elite of Kyiv Bulgakov and his brothers took part in the demonstration commemorating the death of Leo Tolstoy Bulgakov later graduated with honors from the Medical School of Kyiv University in 1915 He married his classmate Tatiana Lappa, who became his assistant at surgeries and in his doctor s office He practiced medicine, specializing in venereal and other infectious diseases, from 1915 to 1919 he later wrote about the experience in Notes of a Young Doctor He joined the anti communist White Army during the Russian Civil War After the Civil War, he tried unsuccesfully to emigrate from Russia to reunite with his brother in Paris Several times he was almost killed by opposing forces on both sides of the Russian Civil War, but soldiers needed doctors, so Bulgakov was left alive He provided medical help to the Chehchens, Caucasians, Cossacs, Russians, the Whites, and the Reds.In 1921, Bulgakov moved to Moscow There he became a writer and became friends with Valentin Katayev, Yuri Olesha, Ilya Ilf, Yevgeni Petrov, and Konstantin Paustovsky Later, he met Mikhail Zoschenko, Anna Akhmatova, Viktor Ardov, Sergei Mikhalkov, and Kornei Chukovsky Bulgakov s plays at the Moscow Art Theatre were directed by Stanislavsky and Vladimir Nemirovich Danchenko Bugakov s own way of life and his witty criticism of the ugly realities of life in the Soviet Union caused him much trouble His story Heart of a Dog 1925 is a bitter satire about the loss of civilized values in Russia under the Soviet system Soon after, Bulgakov was interrogated by the Soviet secret service, OGPU After interrogations, his personal diary and several unfinished works were confiscated by the secret service His plays were banned in all theaters, which terminated his income Destitute, he wrote to his brother in Paris about his terrible life and poverty in Moscow Bulgakov distanced himself from the Proletariat Writer s Union because he refused to write about the peasants and proletariat He adapted Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol for the stage it became a success but was soon banned.He took a risk and wrote a letter to Joseph Stalin with an ultimatum Let me out of the Soviet Union, or restore my work at the theaters On the 18th of April of 1930, Bulgakov received a telephone call from Joseph Stalin The dictator told the writer to fill an employment application at the Moscow Art Theater Gradually, Bulgakov s plays were back in the repertoire of the Moscow Art Theatre But most other theatres were in fear and did not stage any of the Bulgakov s plays for many years.

    2. The whole horror of the situation is that he now has a human heart, not a dog s heart And about the rottenest heart in all creation The recipe for success a la Bulgakov Take a street dog, hungry and flea ridden and wickedly smart yes, he can even read you gotta do that to survive on the cruel winter Moscow streets Take a brilliant and renown professor with a knack for brain surgery transplants and desire to advance science Add to the mix a dead good for nothing delinquent alcoholic s brain Add t [...]

    3. My favourite kind of satire is not laugh out loud funny it s unsettling, and disturbing, and beautifully weird Bulgakov brings it, with this short and vicious fable about a dog who is implanted with the genitals and pituitary gland of a deceased convict, transforming him into a bestial hybrid It s like reading an early Soviet Chris Morris script in fact, what this book made me think of than anything was this creepy sketch from Blue Jam Bulgakov seems to offer a similarly discomfiting blend of v [...]

    4. Sobach e serdtse The Heart of a Dog, Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov Heart of a Dog Russian , Sobach e serdtse is a novel by Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov 1990 1368 203 1925 1987

    5. Rating 4 of fiveThe Publisher Says A new edition of Bulgakov s fantastical precursor to The Master and Margarita, part of Melville House s reissue of the Bulgakov backlist in Michael Glenny s celebrated translations.A key work of early modernism, this is the superbly comic story of a Soviet scientist and a scroungy Moscow mongrel named Sharik Attempting a medical first, the scientist transplants the glands of a petty criminal into the dog and, with that, turns a distinctly worryingly human anima [...]

    6. C mo me gusta leer a Mija l Bulg kov Me divierte, me atrae, me entretiene y acrecienta la admiraci n que siento por l Es el tercer libro que leo de este gran autor ruso, luego de El Maestro y Margarita que sigue siendo el mejor libro que le en lo que va del a o y de Los Huevos Fatales , que se asemeja en ciertas caracter sticas a la historia narrada en ste libro.Nuevamente es un experimento cient fico, un descubrimiento de la ciencia, el que Bulg kov utiliza para disfrazar su aversi n al incipie [...]

    7. What does it mean to be human To be an individual How unfortunate we must be, us, merely to be human beings We can never escape what we truly are We can nip and tuck our way around our flaws, but humans inevitably are always their own disastrous downfalls and worst nightmares.Heart of a Dog is, before anything else, FUN It s just really damn entertaining We start with a sort of Woody Allen neurotic type stream of concsiousness narrative from a stray dog, Sharik, who is swooped up by doctor Preob [...]

    8. Ronald Reagan used to alarm his Soviet counterparts by saying that surely they d both unite against an invasion from Mars Christopher HitchensIn Soviet Russia, dog s testicles lick you.What happens when a Russian stray dog meets a early Soviet doctor Testicles and pituitary glands get involved and a New Soviet man is made Part Kafkaesque transformation story, part mockery of eugenics and early Soviet attempts at creating the ideal Russian man, Bulgakov s novella is not quite as brilliant as The [...]

    9. Bulgakov u okudu um her kitab yla daha ok seviyorum stelik ba lang c en be enilen ve ba yap t olarak nitelenen kitab Usta ile Margarita ile yapt m halde K pek Kalbi benim i in zevkle, e lenerek okunan ama derinli ini asla kaybetmeyen bir roman oldu.Bana g re hiciv, alegori ve kara mizah dozu kolayca ka abilen anlat m t rleri Sembolleri bire bir oturtmaya al rken inand r c l kaybedip zorlama ve yapay bir his vermek ele tirirken parmak sallayan, didaktik bir tona b r nmek kara mizah yapay m derken [...]

    10. That of a stray dog is one of the hardest lives of all Always suffering from hunger and being forced to live under open sky come rain or winds And they are always afraid of people around them a fear probably born of some violent experience.Our protagonist is one such dog The first person narrative of dog in first few chapter will put a knowing smile on face of anyone who has observed dogs closely.What follows is a cruel experiement in which some of dog s body parts are replaced with that of a de [...]

    11. If your only acquaintance with Bulgakov is Master and Margarita then Heart of a Dog will come as a surprise It is one of several science out of control, possibly influenced by Jules Verne and H.G Wells stories.However what is not to like about this mad scientist story about how things go horribly wrong when the pituitary gland and testicles of a dead man are transplanted into a stray dog Behold the Soviet new man constructed from death and a dog No wonder that the opera going, traditionally bour [...]

    12. Mikhail Bulgakov is one of the most overlooked Russian satirists geniuses of the 20th century.I ve read two works of his now, and both have floored me with the scathing cleverness of their satire, the sheer originality of their ideas, and the fact that both these Russian texts written during Stalin s reign are instantly accessible to the modern reader.The Heart of a Dog 1925 is a short blast against the New Soviet Man a comment on the declining power of Communism and the changing tides in the So [...]

    13. I m not even sure where to beginere is so much going on in this little novella particularly concerning the Russian government and its sociopolitical policies in the 1920 s and beyond , that I m be afraid that discussing it in detail would only serve to highlight my ignorance on the subject So here it is Me highlighting my ignorance on the subjectI decided to read this story simultaneously with The Master and Margarita with the hope of completing The Heart of a Dog first I did this namely because [...]

    14. How not to train your dogThere are many breeds of dogs, and humans Each come with certain qualities, each serve a certain purpose Bulgakov, the doctor, examines the Frankenstein theme, laying bare the nature of the revolutionary, what is imbedded in his heart, what lives in his brain You can take a man out of the streets but you can t take the streets out of the man.This is the conclusion, after a ground breaking organ transplantation, that leave us with a talking, swearing, boozing and generall [...]

    15. It ain t easy being a dog No, it ain t easy Especially when you have to rummage the streets of Moscow, avoiding the bitter proletariat who will kick you and curse you and throw boiling water on your hide, just because you want a bite to eat And you want to be a good doggie, make no mistake Everyone wants a friend, even dogs So you take kindness from whatever hand that offers and how could anyone expect a good dog like you to do otherwise Who cares if the pampered hand you have to lick is that of [...]

    16. Ah Bulgakov G n g zelle tiren bir okuma oldu Film gibi ba lad , yle de bitti Malum, ta lama konusunda Bulgakov un eline kolay kolay su d k lemeyece ini biliyoruz Burada da maharetini konu turan yazar, ortaya e lenceli, zekice r lm , d nd ren ok iyi bir kara mizah rne i koymu Ba nda yazar yazmasa da, okudu umda bu Bulgakov un eseri diyebilirdim Bulgakov un verdi i bu hissi seviyorum Bana kal rsa yazar okumaya ba lamaya ok uygun bir eser Ke ke Usta ile Margarita y okumadan nce okumu olsayd m dedim [...]

    17. One of the great tragedies of life is that so few people outside Russia have read this, and that I can t imagine any translation could even come close to capturing the setting and language of the original.Professor Preobrazhensky is searching for a way to restore youth In his research process, he experiments with replacing a dog s hypothalamus with that of a man, but instead of making the dog younger, the procedure gradually turns the dog into a man, with horrifying results The book is an explor [...]

    18. Pelas ruas de Moscovo, um esc ozelado , esfomeado e maltratado can deo arrasta se penosamente ganindo e lamentando a sua miser vel vida E eis que surge no seu caminho uma criatura generosa que, com pedacinhos de chouri o, conquista a sua confian a Esta boa alma um conceituado cientista que, na primeira oportunidade, efectua o transplante da hip fise e dos test culos de um indiv duo falecido de fresco ainda quente, portanto e transforma o pobrezinho do c o num homem b bedo, conflituoso e defensor [...]

    19. The witty and satirical mood of the book is tangible Whilst similar to the themes of Frankenstein, The heart of a dog not only deals with eugenics, but is a satire in its purest form Bulgakov s work criticizes the communist creation of the new Soviet man and highlights the inconsistencies of the system through the eyes of a dog.

    20. Bulgakov un yk s , karakterleri ve tarz ok etkileyici.Frankenstein vari deneylerle ilgilenen sayg n bir bilim adam n ve zerinde deney yapt sokak k pe i arik i anlatan kitap, ger ekten e lenceli bir tarza ve ak c bir anlat ma sahip Rus devrimi ve kar devrimi d ncelerinin arp t ve Rus toplumunun d n m ya ad karma k bir zaman hikayenin fonuna yer al yor arik rkek ve yaral bir sokak k pe inden, arikov a e lenceli ve d nd r c ekilde d n yor D n m yle insan do as n ve psikolojisini inceliyor ve ruh ka [...]

    21. Ho forse chiesto io di essere operato Bella roba Si piglia una povera bestia, le si spacca la testa e poi si fa gli schizzinosi Di questo romanzetto nel senso pi vezzeggiativo del termine si potrebbe scrivere per d e d Tuttavia non ho abbastanza d a disposizione per imbastire qualcosa che sia degno di vezzeggiarlo Questi d estivi mi sono crudelmente sottratti e consumati dallo stage che sto svolgendo alla redazione di un pi o meno noto quotidiano, che per comodit chiameremo Gli avanzi del Terran [...]

    22. Una novela desopilante En b squeda de un m todo de rejuvenecimiento, un m dico experimentalista logra que un perro callejero se transforme en humanoide mediante el transplante de algunos rganos humanos, en particular, la hip fisis Entre la Isla del Doctor Moreau y el mism simo Frankenstein, Bulgakov explora con nimo surrealista las desventuras de tal empresa delirante El perro humanoide resulta ser un pat n, como si la moral estuviera situada en la hip fisis Esta ficci n sovi tica de 1925 est ce [...]

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