Written by Mikhail, "The Master and Margarita" is a Russian novel that blends magical realism with social satire in a spot-on effort that effectively skewers the bizarre bureaucracy and social order of the Soviet Union. The book features characters that include a talking black cat, a young poet, and a cast of others that poke in and out of the narrative. Upon reading this novel, some might wish for a website that provides a road map of sorts to all the activities and places in the book, and they would then be glad to learn that such a site exists. Created by Professor Kevin Moss at Middlebury College, this site provides illustrations from various editions of the novel, detailed maps depicting places discussed and mentioned in the novel, and a guide to the characters. Overall, the site is delightful, and one that serves as a nice adjunct to the actual work itself.
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