A Country Doctor’s Notebook

by Mikhail Bulgakov

Brilliant stories that show the growth of a novelist’s mind, and the raw material that fed the wild surrealism of Bulgakov’s later fiction.With the ink still wet on his diploma, the twenty-five-year-oldDr.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 158 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.25 out of 5
  • Published February 19th 2003 by Harvill Press
  • Original Title: Записки юного врача
  • ISBN: 1860461654 (ISBN13: 9781860461651)
  • Edition Language: English

Brilliant stories that show the growth of a novelist’s mind, and the raw material that fed the wild surrealism of Bulgakov’s later fiction.With the ink still wet on his diploma, the twenty-five-year-old Dr. Mikhail Bulgakov was flung into the depths of rural Russia which, in 1916-17, was still largely unaffected by such novelties as the motor car, the telephone or electric light. How his alter-ego copes (or fails to cope) with the new and often appalling responsibilities of a lone doctor in a vast country practice — on the eve of Revolution — is described in Bulgakov’s delightful blend of candid realism and imaginative exuberance.