U-u-u-u-u-u....in first edition


Sobache serdtse

[Heart of a Dog].

Publication: Student, Zhurnal Avangarda Sovetskoi Literaturi, Flegon Press, London, 1968.

BULGAKOV, Mikhail, Sobache serdtse, London, 1968.
First publication in Russian of Bulgakov’s suppressed satirical masterpiece. Read More

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First publication in Russian of Bulgakov’s suppressed satirical masterpiece, printed as the whole issue of Student magazine by Romanian exile Alex Flegon.

Unpublishable in the Soviet Union until 1987, the text was circulated only in clandestine samizdat editions, until 1968 when the Russian text was published in two magazines, here, and by the Frankfurt journal Grani. Flegon always maintained that his London printing preceded the Frankfurt, though no priority has been definitively established. This year also saw the publication of Michael Glenny’s English translation, which constitutes the novel’s first appearance in book form. The first book from appearance of the Russian text was by the YMCA Press in Paris in 1969.

This copy has the interested aspect of having textual corrections by hand, largely bringing it up to date with the more correct text of the Paris edition.

Bibliography Proffer 49.


Physical Description

Bulgakov, Heart of a Dog, first edition

Octavo (21.3 x 14 cm). 96 pp. incl. title and 3 pp. of ads.

Binding Original illustrated wrappers. Wrappers laminated.


The covers a little rubbed at extremities, but bright and unspotted; occasional correction notes in ink, perhaps former owner’s signature “F. Haleyman” to title page.

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