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Notes on the Cuff and Other Stories (1991) [Collection]
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The stories collected here represent a sampling of the prose that first established Bulgakov as a major figure in the literary renaissance of Moscow in the 1920s, long before he became known as an influential playwright and novelist. The centerpiece of this collection is the long story "Notes on the Cuff," a comically autobiographical account of how the tenacious young writer managed to begin his literary career despite famine, typhus, civil war, the wrong political affiliation, and the Byzantine Moscow bureaucracy. This stylistically brilliant work was only partially published during Bulgakov's lifetime due to censorship, but was immediately recognized by the literati as an important work. The other stories collected here range from a sequence about the Civil War to Bulgakov's early reportage on the rebuilding of Moscow in the early 1920s, stories which now have a strikingly contemporary ring. Bulgakov describes the swindlers who arrived along with NEP, a program for the limited return to a market economy, as well as the vast reconstruction as the city is brought back from the destruction of civil war.


  • Notes on the Cuff
  • Bohemia
  • The Red Crown
  • The Night of the Third
  • Red Stone Moscow
  • The Capital in a Notebook
  • Moscow, City of Churches
  • Moscow Scenes
  • Benefit Performance for Lord Curzon
  • Travel Notes
  • The Komarov Case
  • The City of Kiev

Original title: Notes on the Cuff and Other Stories
Original languages: Russian


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

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Edition #1: Notes on the Cuff and Other Stories

Notes on the Cuff and Other Stories (1991)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Alison Rice
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Notes on the Cuff and Other Stories (1991)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Ann Arbor
Publisher: Ardis Publishers
ISBN: 0875010571
Pages: 223

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