Today, Mikhail Bulgakov without doubt is the most well-known Russian writer of the first half of the twentieth century. But let us recall that during his lifetime, Bulgakov was hardly allowed by Bolsheviks to publish any of his writings or see theatrical productions based on his plays.
Olga Medvedkova's semi-documentary novel New Year's Eve at the Bulgakov's shows us the inner cercle of Bulgakov and Elena's family at the midst of Stalinist purges. The moment, the beginning of 1939, was decisive in the career of Bulgakov, since he just completed a commissioned work that shold have turned the powerful Owner of the Kremlin towards him. But was it really so? --Read more