Hipster Book Club Meetup

CHANGE 'O PLANS:

For October, we are going to read the famous Deal with the Devil novel:  The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov.  From the Wikipedia:

Ultimately, the novel deals with the interplay of good and evil, innocence and guilt, courage and cowardice, exploring such issues as the responsibility towards truth when authority would deny it, and the freedom of the spirit in an unfree world. Love and sensuality are also dominant themes in the novel. Margarita's devotional love for the Master leads her to leave her husband, but she emerges victorious. Her spiritual union with the Master is also a sexual one. The novel is a riot of sensual impressions, but the emptiness of sensual gratification without love is emphatically illustrated in the satirical passages. However, the stupidity of rejecting sensuality for the sake of empty respectability is also pilloried in the figure of Nikolai Ivanovich who becomes Natasha's hog-broomstick. The interplay of fire, water, destruction and other natural forces provides a constant accompaniment to the events of the novel, as do light and darkness, noise and silence, sun and moon, storms and tranquility, and other powerful polarities. There is a complex relationship between Jerusalem and Moscow throughout the novel, sometimes polyphony, sometimes counterpoint.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful people and a great book.

    October 13, 2011

  • Nikki K.

    Good stuff!

    October 13, 2011

  • Stacy P.

    What a pleasure to return to this book, and this time with a very lively discussion with a group of people that had just read it and wanted to talk about it as well!

    October 13, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    This book is wonderful so far. I really wish I could attend the meeting (alas, I have class on Wednesday evenings).

    October 6, 2011

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