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The White Guard

The White Guard


Book Overview: The White Guard

First published in 1925, 'The White Guard' is an engrossing book in which a Kyiv family is caught up in the Ukrainian War of Independence. Written by Mikhail Bulgakov, a Russian writer, medical doctor, and playwright active in the first half of the 20th century.

Reds, Whites, German troops, and Ukrainian nationalists battle for control of the city of Kyiv as the war becomes more cataclysmic in Mikhail Bulgakov's debut novel. Drawing laboriously from the author's own background in Ukraine during the period of the Russian Civil War-he witnessed ten changes of government himself-the novel is told from alternating points of view and takes an unusual angle on the conflict between Russian Whites (with whom the Turbin family identify) and Ukrainian nationalists. It elegantly portrays the disarray of a civil war in which there is no good or evil, only loyalty to one's friends, family, and convictions.

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PublisherGeneral PressGeneral Press
Publication DateDecember 15, 2022December 15, 2022
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Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940) was a Russian writer and playwright known for his satirical and often fantastical works that critiqued Soviet society. A medical doctor by training, he turned to literature and gained fame with his novel "The White Guard" and the play "The Days of the Turbins." However, his magnum opus, "The Master and Margarita," a bold, imaginative story that flits between Soviet Moscow and Biblical Judea, was published posthumously due to censorship. Despite struggles with officials and a ban on many of his works, Bulgakov's legacy as one of the 20th century's literary geniuses endures.


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