Saturday, April 2, 2011


Babbo's Book Club
Friday, May 6th, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

This month's selection for Babbo's Books' book club is Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita, published in 1996. The author died in 1940.

The publisher writes
The underground masterpiece of twentieth-century Russian fiction, Mikhail Bulgakov’s THE MASTER AND MARGARITA was written during Stalin’s regime and could not be published until many years after its author’s death.

When the devil arrives in 1930s Moscow, consorting with a retinue of odd associates—including a talking black cat, an assassin, and a beautiful naked witch—his antics wreak havoc among the literary elite of the world capital of atheism. Meanwhile, the Master, author of an unpublished novel about Jesus and Pontius Pilate, languishes in despair in a pyschiatric [sic] hospital, while his devoted lover, Margarita, decides to sell her soul to save him. As Bulgakov’s dazzlingly exuberant narrative weaves back and forth between Moscow and ancient Jerusalem, studded with scenes ranging from a giddy Satanic ball to the murder of Judas in Gethsemane, Margarita’s enduring love for the Master joins the strands of plot across space and time.
Copies of The Master and Margarita can be purchased at Babbo's Books. Purchasing them there is encouraged. Local independent bookstores need community support to thrive! Babbo's sells both new and used books.

Book club readings are chosen by consensus and can be either fiction or non-fiction. Participation is free.

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