A Country Doctor s Notebook

TRANSLATED BY MICHAEL GLENNY With the ink still wet on his diploma, the twenty-five-year-old Dr Mikhail Bulgakov was flung into the depths of rural Russia which, in 1916-17, was still largely unaffected by such novelties as the motor car, ...

A Country Doctor s Notebook

TRANSLATED BY MICHAEL GLENNY With the ink still wet on his diploma, the twenty-five-year-old Dr Mikhail Bulgakov was flung into the depths of rural Russia which, in 1916-17, was still largely unaffected by such novelties as the motor car, the telephone or electric light. How his alter-ego copes (or fails to cope) with the new and often appalling responsibilities of a lone doctor in a vast country practice - on the eve of Revolution - is described in Bulgakov's delightful blend of candid realism and imaginative exuberance.

Mikhail Bulgakov

CHAPTER 6 Brilliant work: A Country Doctor 's Notebook In 1966, introducing the
first major collection of Bulgakov's ... of A Country Doctor's Notebook, apparently
the most transparently autobiographical and least artless of Bulgakov's writings, ...

Mikhail Bulgakov

This is the full, post-glasnost critical biography of Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940), a great comic writer whose works are now regarded as modern classics both in the Soviet Union and in the West. It is only very recently that all Bulgakov's works have been published in the Soviet Union, where his literary rehabilitation is regarded as an important barometer of glasnost. A flood of hitherto concealed biographical information has also emerged. This account of Bulgakov's career as playwright and prose-writer makes full use of these new sources. It examines all his works in the context of the changing demands put upon artists in the Soviet Union of the 1920s and 1930s, who were faced with the choice of integrity at the price of silence, or publication and production at the price of conformism with the totalitarian state. Lesley Milne traces through Bulgakov's career an ethical concept of the writer's role, his response to his time, and his search for an audience in and beyond that time.

The Embroidered Towel

Перевод: S.E. TorrensThe newest translation of the story “The Embroidered Towel” by Mikhail Bulgakov.

The Embroidered Towel

Перевод: S.E. TorrensThe newest translation of the story “The Embroidered Towel” by Mikhail Bulgakov. Translated by S.E. Torrens. Mikhail Afanasyevich Bulgakov was a Russian writer, medical doctor and playwright active in the first half of the 20th century. “The Embroidered Towel” is one of the most famous story from a short story collection A Young Doctor's Notebook, also known as A Country Doctor's Notebook.

A Young Doctor s Notebook

From the author of The Master and Margarita, these semiautobiographical stories chronicle the darkly comic adventures of a physician in rural 1917 Russia.

A Young Doctor s Notebook

From the author of The Master and Margarita, these semiautobiographical stories chronicle the darkly comic adventures of a physician in rural 1917 Russia. Fresh from medical school in the winter of 1917, the young Dr. Bomgard assumes the role of the only doctor in a provincial Russian hospital. Dealing with a cases ranging from the horrific to the hilarious to the surreal, Bomgard recounts his solitary time practicing medicine among the superstitious, uneducated, and deeply suspicious populace of his new town. He exhibits relentless patience and determination while fighting the daily uphill battle against the challenges of an inexperienced country doctor, including scouring ten textbooks at once hours before a complicated surgery; dealing with patients who either refuse to take their medicine or take it all at once; and handling a colleague with a dangerous morphine addiction. Somehow, despite the near-constant chaos, Bomgard continues to focus on the life-affirming moments that make his efforts worth the uncertainty, isolation, and lost sleep. A semiautobiographical collection of short stories by author, playwright, and erstwhile physician Mikhail Bulgakov, A Young Doctor’s Notebook chronicles the author’s experiences practicing in a small village hospital in Smolensk Governorate in revolutionary Russia between 1916 and 1918, originally published in installments in Russian medical journals, and later adapted into the British TV series starring Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm.

Cinema and Counter History

Morphia opens onto an image of a hurtling train with one passenger, young Dr.
Mikhail Poliakov (Leonid Bichevin). ... Adapted from Mikhail Bulgakov's A Country
Doctor's Notebook, the film selects episodes from the doctor's arrival that involve
 ...

Cinema and Counter History

Despite claims about the end of history and the death of cinema, visual media continue to contribute to our understanding of history and history-making. In this book, Marcia Landy argues that rethinking history and memory must take into account shifting conceptions of visual and aural technologies. With the assistance of thinkers such as Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Cinema and Counter-History examines writings and films that challenge prevailing notions of history in order to explore the philosophic, aesthetic, and political stakes of activating the past. Marshaling evidence across European, African, and Asian cinema, Landy engages in a counter-historical project that calls into question the certainty of visual representations and unmoors notions of a history firmly anchored in truth.

Medical Progress and Social Reality

Mikhail Bulgakov (1891–1940) qualified as a doctor in 1916 but gave up the
practice of medicine in 1920 to devote himself ... three more were unearthed for
their first translation into English in 1975 under the title A Country Doctor's
Notebook.

Medical Progress and Social Reality

An anthology of nineteenth-century literature about medicine and medical issues.

A Family Doctor s Notebook

... professors of some of our American medical schools try to hide their own
mediocrity behind an attempt to import into this country the thoroughly un -
American philosophy which is being preached today throughout the German
Universities .

A Family Doctor s Notebook


Swallow

Foreign Bodies, Their Ingestion, Inspiration, and the Curious Doctor Who
Extracted Them Mary Cappello. Black, R.E., D.G. Johnson, and M.E. Matlak. ...
Bulgakov, Mikhail. “The Steel Windpipe.” In A Country Doctor's Notebook, 27–37.
London: ...

Swallow

Product Description An American half-dollar. A beaded crucifix. Tooth roots shaped like a tiny pair of pants. A padlock. Scads of peanut kernels and scores of safety pins. A metallic letter Z. A toy goat and tin steering wheel. A Perfect Attendance Pin. One of the most popular attractions in Philadelphia's world-famous Mütter Museum is the Chevalier Jackson Foreign Body Collection: a beguiling set of drawers filled with thousands of items that had been swallowed or inhaled, then extracted nonsurgically by a pioneering laryngologist using rigid instruments of his own design. How do people's mouths, lungs, and stomachs end up filled with inedible things, and what do they become once arranged in Jackson's aura-laden cabinet? What drove Dr. Chevalier Jackson's peculiar obsession not only with removing foreign bodies from people’s upper torsos but also with saving and cataloging the items that he retrieved? Animating the space between interest and terror, curiosity and dread, award-winning author Mary Cappello explores what seems beyond understanding: the physiology of the human swallow, and the poignant and baffling psychology that compels people to ingest non-nutritive things. On a quest to restore the narratives that haunt Jackson’s uncanny collection, she discovers that all things are secretly edible. Combining original research with a sympathetic and evocative sensibility, Cappello uncovers a history of racism and violence, of forced ingestion and "hysteria," of class and poverty that left children to bank their family’s last quarters in their mouths. Here, the seemingly disparate but equally marvelous worlds of the circus and the medical amphitheater meet in characters ranging from sword swallowers and women who lunched on hardware to the sensitive, bullied boy who grew up to be the father of endoscopy. Advance Praise "Swallow is a surprising and original work. It is biography on the slant, a meditation that transcends boundaries and genres, written with scholarship, humor, and panache. I urge you to take this journey." —Ricky Jay "I was astonished and delighted—grabbed by the throat, indeed—by this most remarkable book, which took me down a thousand little red lanes, and laid out in excruciating and fascinating detail all those myriad of items—corks to safety pins to draughts of lye and three-foot swords—that have managed to pass down there too. It is a wonderful and bizarre book: gorge yourself on it, and gulp.” —Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic: The Biography of an Ocean "Swallow is a wonderful, intriguing book, a fascinating glimpse into a true medical pioneer and a life's work. Mary Cappello delves into what it means to ingest things we weren’t meant to eat, and how the line between our bodies and foreign bodies can sometimes blur. Every object tells a story, and the stories here are marvelous." —Colin Dickey, author of Crankiolepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius About the Author Mary Cappello's three previous books of literary nonfiction are Awkward, a Los Angeles Times bestseller; Called Back, a critical memoir on cancer that won a ForeWord Book of the Year Award and an Independent Publisher Book Award; and the memoir Night Bloom. A recipient of the Bechtel Prize for Educating the Imagination from Teachers and Writers Collaborative and the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize from Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, she is a former Fulbright lecturer at the Gorky Literary Institute (Moscow) and currently a professor of English and creative writing at the University of Rhode Island. She lives in Providence.

Opium

Bulgakov, M., 'Morphine', in A Country Doctor's Notebook, trans. M. Glenny (first
published 1925; London, 1975). The morphine-addicted young doctor Polyakov
is one of the great tragic semi-fictional heroes of the morphine literature. Bullivant
 ...

Opium

Opium and its derivatives morphine and heroin have destroyed, corrupted, and killed individuals, families, communities, and even whole nations. And yet, for most of its long history, opium has also been humanity's most effective means of alleviating physical and mental pain. This extraordinary book encompasses the entire history of the world's most fascinating drug, from the first evidence of poppy cultivation by stone-age man to the present-day opium trade in Afghanistan. Dr. Thomas Dormandy tells the story with verve and insight, uncovering the strange power of opiates to motivate major conflicts yet also inspire great art and medical breakthroughs, to trigger the rise of global criminal networks yet also revolutionize attitudes toward well-being. Opium: Reality's Dark Dream traverses the globe and the centuries, exploring opium's role in colonialism, the Chinese Opium Wars, laudanum-inspired sublime Romantic poetry, American "Yellow Peril" fears, the rise of the Mafia and the black market, 1960s counterculture, and more. Dr. Dormandy also recounts exotic or sad stories of individual addiction. Throughout the book the author emphasizes opium's complex, valuable relationship with developments in medicine, health, and disease, highlighting the perplexing dual nature of the drug as both the cause and relief of great suffering in widely diverse civilizations.

Reference Guide to Russian Literature

Moscow, 1963; enlarged edition translated as A Country Doctor's Notebook, by
Michael Glenny, London, CollinsHarvill, 1975. “Zapiski pokoinika (Teatral'nyi
roman)”, in Izbrannaia proza, 1966; translated as Black Snow: A Theatrical Novel,
 ...

Reference Guide to Russian Literature

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida

Bulgakov, Mikhail, A Country Doctor's Notebook, tr. Michael Glenny (London:
Harvill, 1975); The Fatal Eggs, tr. Hugh Aplin (London: Hesperus, 2003); The
Master and Margarita, tr. Michael Glenny (London: Harvill, 1996). Chekhov,
Anton ...

Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida

From the reign of the Tsars in the early 19th century to the collapse of the Soviet Union and beyond, the short story has long occupied a central place in Russian culture. Included are pieces from many of the acknowledged masters of Russian literature - including Pushkin, Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and Solzhenitsyn - alongside tales by long-suppressed figures such as the subversive Kryzhanowsky and the surrealist Shalamov. Whether written in reaction to the cruelty of the bourgeoisie, the bureaucracy of communism or the torture of the prison camps, they offer a wonderfully wide-ranging and exciting representation of one of the most vital and enduring forms of Russian literature.

The Arts in Medical Education

... of interpretation and communication when the language of prose seems
inadequate . REFERENCES Barker P ( 1992 ) Regeneration . Penguin Books ,
Harmondsworth . Bulgakov M ( 1995 ) The blizzard . In : A Country Doctor's
Notebook .

The Arts in Medical Education

Accompanying CD-ROM contains chapter 5. Sound Sense.

Scribner s Magazine

BERNICE KENYON 420 Illustrations by Charles Baskerville , Jr. Leaves from a
Country Doctor's NoteBook 381 MARBAKER , N. D. More Leaves from à Couniry
Doctor's Note - Book 488 MARKS , PERCY . Powdered Wings 259 MASON ...

Scribner s Magazine


The Cumulative Book Index

The Cumulative Book Index

A world list of books in the English language.

The A Z of Great Writers

Bulgakov worked as a doctor - for a while on the front line during World War One
and subsequently in a country practice. He abandoned medicine in l919 and
wrote A Country Doctors Notebook about his experiences. The book shows the ...

The A Z of Great Writers

Presents 389 biographies and critiques of the most popular and influential literary figures of all time.

Louis and Antoinette

... Boris Pasternak Doctor Zhivago 57 Antaeus Literature as Pleasure Aleksandr
Solzhenitsyn The Gulag Archipelago 58 ... Mikhail Bulgakov A Country Doctor's
Notebook Peter Levi The Frontiers of Paradise 62 Vincent Cronin Louis XIV Ernst
 ...

Louis and Antoinette

Historically called frivolous pleasure-seekers which cost them their heads, Louis XVI of France and his Queen, Antoinette, here emerge in a quite different light. Against the backdrop of a glittering court, their relationship and personalities unfold toward the violent upheavals of revolution in 1789. This brilliantly researched dual biography celebrates two of history's least known and most consistently misrepresented royal figures.

Medical Journal of Australia

A country doctor's notebook . M Bulgakov . London : Collins Harvill ; Sydney :
Harper Collins 1990 ( 158 pp . , + $ 14.95 ) . ISBN 0-00-271064-1 . our hand
trembles during that delicate procedure at an early Y nour of the morning oriy our
jeals ...

Medical Journal of Australia


Contemporary Theatre Film and Television

... Creon , Oedipus Rex , Oedipus at Colonus , and Antigone ; Bernard Thorpe ,
Mrs. Moffat , Mrs. Moffat ; the Doctor , A Country Doctor's Notebook , John Dundas
Cochran , Explorers Extraordinary , Hillary Hawkins , Bluey ; Edward , Myths and
 ...

Contemporary Theatre  Film and Television

Biographical reference providing information on individuals active in the theatre, film, and television industries. Covers not only performers, directors, writers, and producers, but also behind-the-scenes specialists such as designers, managers, choreographers, technicians, composers, executives, dancers, and critics from the United States and Great Britain.