March 21st, 2011

– The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

I recently finished reading The Master and Margarita. It’s my mum’s favourite book, so she had been nagging me to read it for ages. This was actually my second attempt, because the first time I tried it in Russian and around the Pontius Pilate bit I literally had no idea what was going on. Second time – in english – is the charm though, because I loved it. Thanks to the magic of the kindle I saved the above description of Margarita and her alarming yellow flowers, which I believe to be Mimosas.

I can’t stop thinking about this book. I might try drawing the cat next, there’s this great description of Behemoth sprawled on top of an ottoman with a glass of vodka in his paw…


  1. kris atomic says:

    Hi Stasia!

    I read the Penguin Classics edition:
    Well, the kindle version, but I presume they’re the same.

    My mum has this translation:
    which she says is good too (she knows the original text much better than I do).

    Hope that helps! And thank you :)

    Kris x


  2. kris atomic says:

    All digital!
    Thank you :)


  3. kris atomic says:

    Should be available as a print in a couple of weeks!
    Kris x


  4. Emily Z. says:

    I stumbled on your blog when GoogleReader listed ‘Chronic Bitchface’ in my recommended items (it’s growing a bit too astute for my liking), and scrolling down the page saw this picture and started, automatically wondering if it was Margarita and her yellow flowers. Poignantly and effectively rendered – hope to see Behemoth soon!


  5. Emily Z. says:

    Or rather, good job on Behemoth as well, as I appear simply to have missed him on my first scroll :)


  6. A says:

    Funny thing, I’m Russian and I’ve read this book several times and loved every bit of it (though The Cat – my forever favourite and you draw him perfectly!), but never thought about reading it in English. Now I’ve read this bit you posted and I think about getting the English copy!)
    And I never thought that there are so much non-russian people who read Russian literature in original. You are so great!)


  7. Jenn says:

    The new Annik Goutal perfume le Mimosa recreates the smell, it’s divine!


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  10. Margaret says:

    I was searching for drawings of mimosa flowers (actually the pink ones which aren’t truly mimosas…) and saw this image. Having read the Master and Margarita (in English – my Russian was never up to it) about a billion times, as soon as I saw the picture, I thought of the book. And, I was right. Nice work.


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