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The White Guard
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'A writer of fantastic genius' - Sunday Times

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Mikhail Bulgakov was born in Kiev in 1891 and embarked on a first career in medicine, serving as a doctor in front line and district hospitals during the First World War. In 1920 however he abandoned medicine for a career in writing - from 1925 he was associated with the Moscow Arts Theatre but by 1930 his works were rarely published. Although he was subjected to a number of restrictions as a writer, and was considered the most 'un-Soviet' writer, he survived attacks from the officials, when others were imprisoned and perished in the 'Gulag Archipelago'. It took until the 1980's, forty years after his death, before his works were published in full.

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A powerful reverie...the city is so vivid to the eye that it is the real hero of the book. * New Statesman *
One of those few emancipated Soviet writers who firmly believe-and still believe-that to create is to choose * Saturday Review *
Worth reading in any language * Library Journal *
The White Guard captures the tumult, madness and confusion of revolution * Independent *

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